COVID-19 Updates

COVID update 

PPE from the National Medical Stockpile

PPE Information for General Practice

General Practices (GPs), Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) and General Practice Respiratory Clinics (GPRCs), who are caring for COVID-19 positive patients have access to PPE bundles from the National Medical Stockpile (NMS)*. The recently expanded program provides comprehensive PPE bundles that are intended to support approximately 4 weeks of COVID positive patient consultations per clinical staff member.

** Eligible practices who may apply for the comprehensive bundles include:
  • GPs, ACCHSs and GPRCs willing to treat COVID positive patients face-to-face, until 30 June 2022;
  • ACCHSs and rural and remote GPs who are willing to treat COVID positive patients virtually and respiratory patients face-to-face, where workforce capacity is limited AND the GP is serving the community for most or all health needs, until 30 June 2022.
Each PPE comprehensive bundle contains:
  • P2/N95 respirators,
  • either goggles or face shields,
  • full length gowns,
  • gloves,
  • surgical masks and
  • hand sanitiser.
Pulse oximeters are a separate orderable item.
 
More information can be found here 

To make a request use the form found here
 

General PPE

General Practices (GPs), Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), General Practice Respiratory Clinics (GPRCs), Pharmacy and Allied Health providers who do not meet the eligibility for comprehensive bundles, and who are unable to source commercial supplies of PPE are still eligible to order limited supply PPE as per the current PPE ordering arrangements.

Further detail on PPE supply to primary care organisations is detailed in Tranche 4 of the guidelines from the Commonwealth Department of Health. 

To make a request use the form found here
 

PPE Information for Pharmacy/Pharmacists

Pharmacists directly involved with administering COVID-19 vaccinations in a community pharmacy setting, are now eligible to order P2/N95 respirators and eye protection via WA Primary Health Alliance.

Eligible Pharmacists administering COVID-19 vaccinations or booster doses will receive one (1) PPE pharmacy bundle each to support their efforts in protecting our community.

Each PPE pharmacy bundle is designed to support an immunising pharmacist; there will be enough PPE to support COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses for up to 4 weeks.

Each PPE Pharmacy bundle contains access to
  • 90 P2/N95 respirators
  • 1 goggle / face shield
 
Once the initial PPE Pharmacy bundle is ordered, Pharmacists may request additional supply of the P2/N95 respirators up until 31 March 2022.  

Pharmacies applying for Covid-19 Vaccination PPE Bundles for eligible pharmacists through the NMS will be required to provide WA Primary Health Alliance with information, as outlined in the Commonwealth guidance.

For the Commonwealth Department of Health factsheet click here
For the Commonwealth Department of Health guidance information click here
 
Pharmacies can request the PPE Pharmacy Bundles from WAPHA from Tuesday 18th January 2022 with PPE distribution expected from the 31st January 2022*
 
PPE Order Form available here 

 
WAPHA is reliant on mask allocation and supply chain distribution from the National Medical Stockpile which is subject to change based on COVID-19 prevalence across Australia.

For further information or enquiries please contact Practice Assist
 
 

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