Decision to list medical devices supplied by Connected Healthcare Systems Limited
We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement for the supply of medical devices to Te Whatu Ora hospitals.
What we’re doing
We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 March 2024 for medical devices supplied by Connected Healthcare Systems Limited (“Connected Healthcare”) in the following categories:
- Anaesthetic machines, invasive ventilators, neonatal care and critical care patient monitoring (“critical care”)
- Patient assessment, monitoring and treatment devices
In summary this will result in:
- Listing medical devices supplied by Connected Healthcare in the above categories in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 March 2024 under a national agreement that all Te Whatu Ora hospitals may purchase under; and
- Te Whatu Ora hospitals being able to purchase other suppliers’ brands of medical devices from the above categories as the agreement is not for sole supply.
Any changes to the original proposal?
No changes were made to the original proposal as a result of consultation feedback.
Who we think will be most interested
- Te Whatu Ora staff including but not limited to the following areas:
- Clinical engineers and maintenance services
- ICU/ HDU/ NICU
- Patient Monitoring
- Perioperative staff
- Procurement and supply chain
- Wards and Outpatient Clinics
- Suppliers and wholesalers
Detail about this decision
Pharmac issued Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) in 2018 and 2020 respectively for:
- Multi-category Patient Assessment, Monitoring and Treatment Equipment and Consumables
- Anaesthetic Machines, Invasive Ventilators, Neonatal Care and Critical Care Patient Monitoring devices.
The RFPs were for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
After completing the RFP evaluation processes, and consulting on the provisional agreement with Connected Healthcare, Pharmac has decided to list Connected Healthcare’s Critical Care and patient assessment, monitoring and treatment devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 March 2024.
Te Whatu Ora hospitals can continue to choose which medical devices they purchase, including those from other suppliers. Te Whatu Ora hospitals that purchase medical devices in these categories from Connected Healthcare must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the agreement from 1 March 2024.
Our response to what you told us
We’re really grateful for the time people took to review this proposal during the consultation period.
No feedback was received in relation to this proposal.
If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.