Supply Issues GAMA Healthcare Ltd Polythene Laundry Bag MVF080 and MVF280 (ICN 1442)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2021/1442 ICN Number: 1442


  • The supplier GAMA Healthcare Ltd has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its Polythene Laundry Bags.
  • The two product codes affected are:
    MVF080 – Bag Laundry Polythene with Cold Water Seam Alginate Stitch 765 x 915mm (30 x 36 inch) 38 micron red
    MVF280 – Bag Laundry Polythene with Cold Water Seam Alginate Stitch 614 x 840mm (24 x 33 inch) 38 micron red.
  • The supply issue is due to production/shipping issues, this is mainly down to the price of containers and shipping availability.


  • The affected codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • A Potential indirect alternative product is available to order through our online catalogue:
    MVF081 – Bag Laundry Polythene with Cold Water Seam Alginate Stitch 915 x 1070mm (36 x 42 inch) 38 micron red.
  • Please note that this alternative is an alternative for both of the affected product codes,
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 1 March 2022.

 Next Steps:   

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1442 GAMA Healthcare Ltd Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1442.

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