Ramsay Australia is the country’s largest private hospital operator. When a major surgical supplier, contracted to the hospital chain, developed supply issues, it meant that surgeries might have had to cease until critical surgical consumables could be sourced.
We were approached to source and supply alternative options from our global network. We secured stock, submitted samples for clinical validation and system compatibility trials and expediated freight to beat deadlines. Products were offered to all hospitals and purchasing systems were integrated at all sites.
In total we supplied 67 hospitals with the alternative products, no hospitals had surgeries interrupted and we now supply a large range of items to the group.
As an approved vendor to Ramsey Healthcare, we were also able to supply Rapid Antigen Test kits in large volumes to keep 76 hospitals open and staff and patients safe. These were supplied in both self-test and point of care configurations, with prompt initial supply followed by regular allocations.