11 April 2020 – Began to distributed protective equipment based on need rather

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government has announced a new model for distributing protective gear to healthcare providers, based on their need and risk of contamination, rather than equal distribution across all healthcare providers.

The new model will take effect from 13 April 2020, initially for mouth masks and then for other protective equipment. When new masks become available they will be distributed to places where they are needed the most, such as hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities and other places where patients are undergoing intensive care for COVID-19.

The new model is in response to concerns about the availability of protective gear for all healthcare professionals. It is intended to provide a targeted approach to ensuring those at the highest risk of contact and contamination to COVID-19 have necessary protection.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/11/zorgpartijen-akkoord-met-nieuw-verdeelmodel-beschermingsmiddelen