HealthShare Victoria's role

HSV brings together the functions of the former state procurement organisation Health Purchasing Victoria and Melbourne Health Logistics (MHL) to deliver significant benefits for Victoria's public health system including:

  • driving savings and economies of scale through strategic procurement and bulk medical consumables purchasing
  • supporting better patient outcomes through more consistent stock availability and evidence-based product selection.

For suppliers, the move to HSV will:

  • facilitate more streamlined purchasing via a single purchaser over the long term
  • enable bulk purchasing agreements
  • consolidate delivery points.

Central distribution

HSV’s new supply chain operations is being implemented in stages.

  • On 28 June 2021 HSV became a purchaser and a supplier of bulk medical consumables. 
  • On 13 December 2021 HSV’s supply chain operations relocated from the Melbourne Health Logistics' Tullamarine site to our new Distribution Centre (DC) in Derrimut, north west Melbourne.

HSV has established service level agreements with our first group of health service customers, which comprise:

  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Western Health
  • Northern Health
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

We’re now putting in place the necessary system infrastructure to support a wider roll-out of our operations at scale to Victoria’s public health sector.

HSV’s new Derrimut DC provides capacity to expand the supply and volume of products, as well as to extend services to more health services. The Derrimut DC will stock a key selection of medical consumable products. Over time HSV’s operations will add:

  • more stock items that had previously been ordered by the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • high-volume, fast-moving bulk items
  • key State Supply Chain items
  • high-value, slow-moving stock items.

HSV will distribute these items directly to health services or via health service warehouse hubs.