MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - Bayshore Specialty Rx has been awarded a
pair of contracts to provide medication, equipment and supplies to home
infusion clients of two Ontario Community Care Access Centres.
The company was selected as the sole provider of infusion equipment
(e.g., infusion pumps and poles) and supplies (e.g., syringes, tubing
and intravenous bags) of Central East CCAC, under a two-year contract
beginning April 1. The contract covers a large area that includes
eastern Toronto (former borough of Scarborough) and Durham,
Peterborough, Haliburton and Northumberland counties.
The other contract, with Central CCAC, will see Bayshore Specialty Rx
and Canada Care Medical partner to provide medical supplies and
infusion medication, equipment and supplies to clients located in
northern Toronto (former borough of North York) and York Region. The
two-year contract begins February 14.
"We are very excited about continuing and expanding our services to meet
the needs of Central East CCAC and its clients, as well as being
selected as a new provider for Central CCAC," says Bill Perks, Director
of Pharmacy for Bayshore Specialty Rx. "We are well-prepared to meet
both CCACs' needs. Over the past several years we've made ongoing
investments in people, pharmacy technology and warehouse systems. We've
more than doubled our staff to 60 since we opened our state-of-the-art
specialty pharmacy in Markham, Ont., in early 2009."
Both contracts were awarded following an extensive bidding process and
have two-year renewal options.
"These are significant contracts that cover a wide range of products and
encompass wide geographic areas," says Bayshore Specialty Rx president
Stuart Cottrelle. "More importantly, these contracts allow us to work
with valued partners to help people get better in the comfort of their
own homes while reducing the need for hospital visits."
He adds that Bayshore's entry several years ago into the infusion field
was fueled by the vision of integrating infusion services into the
company's home care offering on a national level. "The creation of
Bayshore Specialty Rx enabled us to augment the home infusions our
nurses traditionally provided with a pharmacy that mixes specialty
medications, the provision of infusion equipment and supplies, home
delivery of these items and a network of infusion clinics across
About Bayshore Specialty Rx
Bayshore Specialty Rx offers a wide range of infusion-related and
pharmaceutical support services to clients such as government care
programs, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations.
Its goal is to improve client care through an integrated approach to
home and community infusion services. In addition to its specialty
pharmacy which provides infusion medications, equipment and supplies,
the company operates more than 20 community care clinics across Canada
that provide infusion and injection services. Its pharmaceutical
support services help pharmaceutical companies market their products
through programs such as home and clinic infusions, injection training,
clinical trials support, specialized nursing, reimbursement programs
and drug warehousing and distribution. Bayshore Specialty Rx is a
subsidiary of Bayshore Home Health, Canada's largest home and community
health care services provider.
SOURCE Bayshore Specialty Rx
For further information:
Bill Perks, BScPhm, ACPR, RPh
Director of Pharmacy
Bayshore Specialty Rx