Appendix 3: Who we engaged with during our review

Ministry of Health: Management of personal protective equipment in response to Covid-19.

During our work we interviewed, spoke with, or received information from:

  • Ministry of Health;
  • Auckland District Health Board, the Northern region lead in the Health Regional Logistics group set up by the Ministry of Health;
  • Canterbury District Health Board, the Southern region lead in the Health Regional Logistics group and the procurement lead for gloves;
  • Capital & Coast District Health Board, also representing the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs for the Health Regional Logistics group;
  • Waikato DHB, the MidCentral regional lead in the Health Regional Logistics group and procurement lead for disposable aprons;
  • Southern District Health Board;
  • Healthcare Logistics Limited, responsible for centrally storing and distributing PPE procured through the national procurement process;
  • HealthSource, a shared service provider for the northern region DHBs and also procurement lead for isolation gowns, all types of masks, and eyewear;
  • New Zealand Health Partnerships Limited, holder of national contracts with suppliers, and initially in charge of PPE procurement before that passed to regional leads;
  • Onelink, a supply chain partner for the Northern Region, Waikato, and Southern DHBs, responsible for distributing PPE from a central store to contracted DHBs;
  • Pharmac, the procurement lead (with New Zealand Health Partnerships Limited) for hand sanitiser;
  • QSi Limited, a local manufacturer of surgical and N95 masks, with a contract with the Ministry of Health for holding national reserve supplies of masks;
  • The McGuinness Institute;
  • New Zealand Human Rights Commission;
  • New Zealand Public Service Association;
  • New Zealand Spinal Trust;
  • New Zealand College of Midwives
  • New Zealand Nurses Organisation;
  • New Zealand Disability Support Network; and
  • Disabled Persons Assembly.

We also heard from individuals or parties who approached us with information they considered might be helpful to our work. They included clinicians and people working in the health and disability sector, including dental and rest home sectors, as well as people in local government and members of the general public.