Note 25. Inventories

The Directorate’s inventory consists of Pharmaceuticals, Medical and Surgical Supplies, Pathology Supplies and general consumables.

 

2015
$’000

2014
$’000

Current Inventory

 

 

Purchased Items - Costa

8,655

7,806

Total Current Inventory

8,655

7,806

Total Inventory

8,655

7,806

  1. The increase mainly relates to pharmaceuticals. Pharmacy has commenced carrying several new highly specialised high cost drugs including, a new medication for Hep C (simeprevir) and new antiretrovirals. Inflation and an increase in stock holdings to cater for higher turnover and higher acuity of patients also have contributed to this increase.