3 April 2020
Collaboration the key throughout COVID-19 pandemic
HPV appreciates the collaborative approach taken by Victorian public health services and our supplier partners as we pursue all avenues in securing essential supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HPV’s priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is to support Victoria’s public health services in maintaining continuity of supply. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has tasked us with helping to establish a centralised stock of essential items.
HPV’s current focus is helping to procure against the DHHS’ targets to build stocks of:
- Hand sanitisers
- Surgical masks 1,2 and 3
- N95 masks
- Gowns - isolation and surgical
- Safety glasses
- Eye shields
HPV is also working to ensure supplies of other items as the need emerges.
We have also worked with health services to establish a list of essential COVID-19 medicines.