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Supply of surgical face masks
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, sourcing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was challenging due to unprecedented international demand. PPE supply has now returned and the reliance on the National Medical Stockpile should only be where commercial supply is unavailable.

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is currently not issuing emergency supplies of PPE as per official guidelines. This may change in the future. To view the guidelines, visit the Department of Health website.

View the current Department of Health guidance for distribution of PPE through PHNs Tranche 4 and Tranche 5.

Primary health care employers may need to work with a variety of commercial PPE suppliers, beyond their traditional suppliers. This will ensure adequate PPE stock levels are available and maintained, enabling safe and effective infection prevention and control.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) quick reference guides
12 January 2021
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