In August 2020 Vicare Medical Supplies was established to help address a major problem reported by the Australian Government – the critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Australian healthcare workers.
From the government reports Vicare identified that there were quality issues with some imported products. As a result we resolved to manufacture within Australia disposable face masks for general use, as well as disposable medical level 2 face masks.
Within a few short months we successfully built a manufacturing facility in Melbourne. The masks are made to Australian Standard AS4381:2015 and registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (ARTG 368650) for its level 2 medical face masks. We then proudly joined the ‘Australian Made’ campaign for our face masks.
We also formed relationships with manufacturers of high-quality special medical supplies. These allowed us to supply items such as examination gloves, isolation gowns, lab coats, hair coverings and shoe covers.
The Australian industries to which we are able to supply PPE and medical supplies include:
- Aged care facilities
- Chemists and pharmacies
- Dental and orthodontic clinics
- Food manufacturing
- Medical and health clinics
- Physiotherapy clinics
- Veterinarian and pet clinics
To become the Australian market’s leading provider of best value, high quality, locally-made face masks and supplier of PPE, supporting the development of local manufacturing jobs and helping reduce our economy’s reliance on imports.
We will manufacture within Australia as much PPE and medical supplies as possible. Where it is not feasible to manufacture locally, we will import best value products from high-quality specialist medical suppliers.
Deliver best value for high quality products
Support of product being made in Australia
Quality and attentive local service
Smooth and reliable product supply