Slade Health News

Issue 2 May 2023

New Zealand begins antibiotic compounding

April saw the first order of antibiotic compounding processed at our GMP licensed compounding facility in Auckland, New Zealand.

These antibiotic orders mark another significant milestone for our busy Auckland team, only six months after compounding the very first Slade Health chemotherapy dose.

Our Auckland facility is part of a shared commitment to world-class sterile manufacturing for New Zealand’s hospitals and patients. The facility provides care to public and private hospitals and delivers chemotherapy, antibiotics, and analgesics for Te Whatu Ora | Te Toka Tumai Auckland, who treat 40% of the country’s patients.

Acknowledging our talented women

As part of Icon Group, we’re committed to creating belonging and equality for all. We recently held an internal event showcasing our Iconic women who are dedicated to improving healthcare outcomes and making a difference in the lives of patients.  

Women are 72% of the workforce at Icon Group and we acknowledge the profound contribution they make. Women lead key functions of Slade Health including customer relations, sales, finance, quality, compliance and regulatory, and manage operational processes and teams across our sites. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our success, and we’re committed to creating a workplace of belonging and equality for all.  

If you have friends or family who might like to join our team,  see our open positions here.  

Caring for our planet and our patients

Slade Health electric vans are hitting the road, delivering our compounded products to patients in Australia and New Zealand.

Committed to responsible manufacturing, Slade Health is creating greater efficiencies across our five compounding facilities that support our service to patients and the environment. The new electric vans combined with our sustainable procurement, recycling initiatives, and reusing packaging to reduce landfill waste, are the next step in our growing sustainability initiatives.

We are continually reviewing how we operate and exploring new initiatives that minimise our environmental impact including better ways to manage energy and water, reducing transportation, and further reducing paper waste.

Take Slade Connect with you

Slade Connect gives you quick access to the things you need most each day and includes updated information on all our compounded products. 

Did you know we have full training videos available and stability information listed by drug type?  

You can also access the public holiday ordering information and adapted production schedules at our compounding facilities for upcoming public holidays. 

If you have any questions about accessing Slade Connect or the best lead time for your order, please reach out to your local Key Account Manager or send us an email

Get to know Andrea Fearnely, our Australia and New Zealand procurement assistant

First starting at Icon as a compounding technician in 2005, Andrea has worked across the Group and Slade Health for over 18 years. Andrea is now an integral team member of the procurement team. Daily Andrea monitors stock levels for all our Australian and New Zealand sites and updates the ordering system.

You’ve possibly communicated with Andrea before if you’ve emailed the procurement email address where she actions administrative requests from our production teams though to urgent requests for critical drugs. Learn more about Andrea and how she supports customers and patients. 


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