Do you have hospital equipment which is no longer being used? NDHT is currently appealing for the return of such as:
- toilet frames,
- bed levers,
- bath boards and seats,
- walking aids such as zimmer frames, gutter frames, walking sticks, crutches, four-wheeled walkers,
- pressure care mattresses or seat cushions,
- hospital beds,
- bath steps,
- shower chairs,
- chair raisers.
Supply chain pressures are leading to a shortage of vital equipment that helps vulnerable people in Devon to live independently at home.
Continued high levels of coronavirus cases world-wide have been causing disruption to outbound supplies, especially from Asia from where many independent living equipment items are manufactured and shipped.
If you have equipment that is no longer needed, we ask you to take it to Seven Brethren Recycling Centre in Barnstaple , where the equipment is sorted into what can and cannot be reused.
For large pieces of equipment (beds hoists, mattresses etc) we can ask patients to contact Millbrook, the company which manages equipment for Devon County Council and Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, to request collection, on 0330 124 4491.
Items can also be returned directly to the community hospital sites at Ilfracombe, Bideford, South Molton, Torrington and Holsworthy.