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:

  • Swabs
  • Hand sanitisers
  • Surgical masks 1,2 and 3
  • N95 masks
  • Gowns - isolation and surgical
  • Gloves
  • 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.