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New community equipment services provider
As of 1 July 2016, community equipment services across most of Lancashire, including Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston, will be provided by Medequip.

Community equipment services are logistical support services which buy, deliver, collect and, where appropriate, recycle items of both health and social care equipment. These are typically large scale items such as beds, mattresses and special adaptations for chairs.

The main purpose of the community equipment service is to provide equipment on loan, free at the point of delivery, to individuals living in the community. This allows them to carry out day to day tasks and activities of daily living, that they would otherwise be unable to do without such support. Equipment is also provided to support carers to enable them to continue to support loved ones with on-going care at home.

Following a competitive procurement process, aimed at providing a consistent service to patients across Lancashire, Medequip was awarded the contract to provide the service. Service users and carers will receive a consistent, high quality service that enables them to remain safe and independent in their own homes across Lancashire.

The contact details for Medequip are as follows:

Medequip telephone number for all enquiries:

Mon — Fri (8am — 6pm): 01772 286573

Out of hours: 02085 732871

CSS — IT Helpdesk: 08448 794531

Medequip email address for all enquiries:

leyland@medequip-uk.com

Address of the new Medequip depot:

Medequip Assistive Technology
Unit G4 Leyland Business Park
Centurion Way
Leyland
PR25 3GR