People in Oxfordshire are being urged to return unused health and social care equipment so that others can take advantage of it.
Oxfordshire County Council has once again teamed up with Oxford Health, Oxford University Hospitals, and supplier NRS Healthcare through the “Hand it Back” campaign to encourage people to return equipment they no longer need.
The ongoing campaign has been prompted by a worldwide shortage of metal and shipping containers, resulting in manufacturing delays.
Examples of the pieces of unused equipment being sought are:
- chairs, beds, bed rails and mattresses
- wheeled commodes
- any electrical items
- any type of walking frames
- toilet frames
- pendent alarm equipment/sensors (telecare)
Items for return should have a barcoded NRS or Millbrook sticker on them.
Residents can arrange to have equipment collected by calling NRS Healthcare on 01869 225420 or by sending their details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smaller equipment such as crutches, bathing equipment, raised toilet seats, slings can be returned at collection points across the county between 10am and 2pm – see flyer.