For a small fee, or in some cases for free, people can borrow medical equipment such as hospital beds, bathroom aids, walkers, crutches and wheelchairs.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society (A.L.S.B.C.)
Toll-Free: 1-800-708-3228, In Victoria: (250) 995-2768
Equipment is available at no charge for registered ALS patients.
Canadian Red Cross Society
Salt Spring Island (250) 537-4075
Victoria (250) 382-3159 www.redcross.ca
Mount Newton Centre
Short term loan (3 months). By donation. Long term lease agreement at nominal charge. Individual arrangement for beds.
Community Assistance Society Sooke
Galiano Health Care Centre
Wheelchairs, canes, walkers, bathroom and bathing equipment. Short term loan.
(250) 539-3230 http://galianohealth.org/
Mayne Island Health Clinic
Restricted to Mayne Island residents. Walkers and crutches. Free loan.
(250) 539-2312 or (250) 539-3645 Community Nurse
Pender Island Health Care Society
For Pender Island residents. By donation.
Provincial Equipment and Assistive Devices Committee (PEADC)
Working to improve access to equipment and assistive devices for people with disabilities
Provincial Equipment Program BC/Yukon
Salt Spring Island Bessie Dane Foundation and Hospice Volunteers
Saturna Island Loan Cupboard
For residents of Saturna Island. Wheelchairs, crutches and bathroom equipment.
Vancouver Island Multiple Sclerosis Society
Loans equipment to people with multiple sclerosis
(250) 388-6496 www.mssociety.ca
Victoria Hospice Society
(250) 370-8715 www.victoriahospice.org
Westcom Medi-Lend Society
Loans equipment to residents of the Western Communities