Capital Health Network

Capital Health Network

Intended use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The PPE supplied is intended for the protection of health professionals and practice/pharmacy staff in direct contact with people presenting with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms such as fever and/or respiratory symptoms including cough, sore throat and/or shortness of breath

Please check local guidelines for the latest updates on mask wearing and other PPE advice. PPE distributed from PHNs cannot be sold as commercial stock.

General practices (GP), GP Respiratory Clinics (GPRC), Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO), and community pharmacies are eligible for PPE delivered by the Australian Government from the National Medical Stockpile (NMS). Please follow the below instructions to order.

Capital Health Network is required to report on distribution of supplies from the National Medical Stockpile to the Department of Health on a weekly basis.

Living with COVID (LwC) PPE Bundle

  • Available until 31 December 2022
  • Eligible for GPs, ACCHS, GPRC/CVCs willing to treat COVID-positive patients face-to-face
  • Bundles available per individual GP, intended to support approximately 4 weeks of COVID-positive patient consults
  • Pulse oximeter limits have been lifted. For practices treating COVID positive patients, please order accordingly.
  • Medicare provider numbers will need to be provided to the PHN for PPE delivery.

Contents 

Each LwC PPE Bundle contains the following items:

  • 80 units surgical masks
  • 90 units P2/N95 masks
  • 40 gowns
  • 40 goggles/face shields
  • 100 gloves
  • 2 hand sanitisers.

If you’re a GP, ACCHS, GPRC/CVC, please click here to order your Living with COVID PPE Bundle.  Please return your completed form to primarycare@chnact.org.au

Living with COVID PPE Pharmacy Bundle

  • Available until 31 December 2022
  • Eligible per COVID-19 vaccinating pharmacist
  • AHPRA numbers will need to be provided to the PHN for PPE delivery
  • Select PPE available

Contents

Each of the Pharmacy PPE Bundle contains the following items:

  • 90 P2/N95 masks
  • 1 goggle/face shield

If you’re a pharmacy, please click here to order your Living with COVID PPE Pharmacy Bundle.  Please return your completed form to primarycare@chnact.org.au

Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals can access the following Emergency Provision PPE:

  • Available until 31 December 2022
  • Orders can be placed once every 4 weeks
  • PPE available where there is no local supply available commercially, or from another State or Territory government schemes.

Contents

  • Surgical masks (1 box)

If you’re an allied health professional, please order here. Please return your completed form to primarycare@chnact.org.au

Delivery details

Supplies are limited, and you should remain in contact with your regular suppliers. Orders for PPE are lodged daily, and will be delivered by DHL couriers.

Advice for residential aged care facilities and NDIS providers

The Department of Health support the Aged Care and NDIS sectors with PPE from the National Medical Stockpile where there is an outbreak and all attempts to source PPE from commercial suppliers has been exhausted. For advice regarding PPE for residential aged care facilities, contact: AgedCareCOVIDPPE@health.gov.au. For advice regarding PPE for NDIS providers, contact: NDISCOVIDPPE@health.gov.au.