Bivona Tracheostomy

Clinical Risk Stratification Tool

This bulletin is circulated by the Expert Working Group, representing the National Tracheostomy Safety Project, and the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology.

Due to a raw material shortage, production of the entire range of Smiths Bivona® paediatric tracheostomy products has been temporarily paused. The current stock position is critical on several product lines, with low levels on many other sizes. This supply disruption is likely to continue to affect systems for at least several weeks to months. It is important that affected families and their carers are engaged with and involved in any clinical decisions taken as a result of this issue. There are a number of important documents that can be accessed via the links below.