The sale of Halyard's Surgical and Infection Prevention (S&IP) business to Owens & Minor (O&M) closed on 1 May 2018.

On 1 April 2019, the transition of Halyard's Surgical and Infection Prevention (S&IP) business to Owens & Minor will be complete. S&IP products will be sold and distributed under the new entity name "O&M Halyard Australia Pty Ltd", and medical device products will transition to the new vendor name "Avanos Medical Australia Pty Ltd". 

This means that from Monday 1 April:

  • All S&IP customer purchase orders must be raised against the new entity O&M Halyard Australia Pty Ltd, and customers must have O&M Halyard Australia Pty Ltd set up as a vendor in their systems.

  • All Medical Device customer purchase orders must be raised against the new name Avanos Medical Australia Pty Ltd. This is just an update to the vendor name from Halyard Australia Pty Ltd, to Avanos Medical Australia Pty Ltd. 


In order to facilitate the required system changes for this transition there will be a shipping ‘blackout’ on Monday 1 April, 2019. No orders will be processed, dispatched or invoiced on 1 April 2019. For further information, please see the FAQs below. 

The following product categories will be sold by O&M Halyard Australia Pty Ltd as of 1 April 2019:

Surgical Solutions

  • Sterilization Solutions
  • Surgical Gowns
  • Surgical Drapes, Packs and Equipment Covers

Infection Prevention

  • Medical Exam Gloves
  • Protective Apparel
  • Facial and Respiratory Protection
  • Patient Care
  • PPE Dispensers
  • Fluid Absorption 
  • Clinical Towels

The following product categories will be sold by Avanos Medical Australia Pty Ltd as of 1 April 2019:

  • Acute Pain Management
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Respiratory Health
  • Digestive Health
  • Micro Sealant


Due to the sale of the HALYARD brand to Owens & Minor, the manufacturer of Digestive Health, Respiratory Health, and Pain Management Products will be known as Avanos Medical, Inc. During the transition period, these Products will continue to display the HALYARD labeling and sponsor information, but any questions or concerns regarding these products should be directed to Avanos Medical, Inc. or Avanos Medical Australia Pty Ltd, L10, Suite 10.04, 475 Victoria Avenue Chatswood NSW 2067. The toll free number and manufacturing site addresses remain the same.

The Medical Device product information will continue to be available on www.halyardhealth.com.au for the next three months. On 1 July 2019, the information will be removed and transferred to the new Avanos Medical Australia website at www.avanos.com.au



Owens & Minor is a global healthcare solutions company with integrated technologies, products, and services aligned to deliver significant and sustained value for healthcare providers and manufacturers across the continuum of care. With 17,000 dedicated teammates serving healthcare industry customers in 90 countries, Owens & Minor helps to reduce total costs across the supply chain by optimizing episode and point-of-care performance, freeing up capital and clinical resources, and managing contracts to optimize financial performance.

A FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor has annualized revenues exceeding $10 billion, including contributions from Halyard Health S&IP. Founded in 1882, Owens & Minor has operated continuously from its Richmond, Virginia, headquarters. Today, the company now has distribution, production, customer service and sales facilities located across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. For more information about Owens & Minor, visit www.owens-minor.com.