Requirements to Provide Products or Services to SummitCare

As part of our Quality Management System, in accordance with the Aged Care Accreditation Standards, we are required to have Supplier Agreement’s in place for all external providers. As part of this agreement, we require copies of your Certificate of Currency for Workers Compensation, Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity or Medical Malpractice, as well as copies of any relevant trade certificates, licenses and police check relevant to aged care for all those personnel who will work on our sites with unsupervised access to residents. We also require the completion of the Sub-Contractors Statement which should be returned with the signed agreements.

Criminal History Record Checks

All suppliers, contractors or agency staff who are reasonably likely to have unsupervised access to residents need to have a National Police Certificate (NPC) that is not more than 3 years of age.

Visiting medical practitioners, pharmaceutical professionals and other allied health care personnel who are requested by or on behalf of the resident are excluded from the Police Checks requirement. Contracted service providers who do not have unsupervised access to care recipients (e.g. management consultant, plumber fixing external tap) are also excluded from the Police Check requirement.

If you are unsure of whether you need a National Police Certificate for provision of products or services to SummitCare, please discuss with the Manager – Procurement & Projects.

For information on how to apply for a National Criminal History Record Check, download the information sheet. (Information sheet & application form)

Occupational Health & Safety

Summit Health Care has an obligation under the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 and Regulations 2001 to provide a safe and healthy environment for all staff, residents and visitors. Every contractor has the responsibility to perform their work in a safe manner and to report any unsafe work practices or equipment to the Executive Manager / OH&S Coordinator as they are detected. For more information download the Contractors Handbook.

If you are interested in providing products or services to SummitCare, please contact the Group manager – Accommodation Services to discuss your proposal or major works in the first instance.

Amar Sharma
Regional Manager- Accommodation Services, Property and Compliance
P (02) 8850 8514