Equipment and wheelchairs

Community equipment

Medequip delivers the Integrated Community Equipment Service for North Yorkshire service users and prescribers of community equipment. 

The service we commission means that service users may receive equipment such as crutches, walking frames, bath lifts, commodes and back rest cushions if prescribed by a GP or other health and social care professionals. 

Accessing equipment

If you or someone you know needs a particular piece of equipment, it will need to be prescribed by a medical or social care professional who will look at individual needs. This could be a GP, district nurse, occupational therapist or social worker.  

Contacting the service

If you already have a piece of equipment from the NHS and need to contact the service directly, Medequip can be contacted between 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday and 8am – 2pm on a Saturday. An out of hours service is also available for requests or emergencies in the evening, at weekends and during bank holidays.

Contact details:

Email: north.yorks@medequip-uk.com

Telephone (in hours) 01423 226 240

Telephone (out of hours) 0208 573 2871

Further details can be found at North Yorkshire Integrated Community Equipment Services.

Returning and recycling equipment

The NHS spends lots of money every year on equipment which is often incorrectly disposed of or not returned at all.

If you did not purchase your equipment and it is on loan to you, it must not be sold or disposed of. When you no longer require the equipment that is on loan, please contact Medequip to arrange free collection by calling 01423 226240 or emailing north.yorks@medequip-uk.com.

Alternatively, you may return the equipment to your local drop off point. There are currently two drop-off points in North Yorkshire:

5B & 5C, Dunslow Court
Eastfield
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 3XT

or

Unit 2, Manse Lane

Knaresbrough

North Yorkshire

HG5 8LF

If you purchased your equipment and are looking to dispose of it, please visit the Medequip equipment recycling page.

Compliments and complaints

If you have a compliment or complaint about a piece of equipment or the service provided by Medequip, please contact Medequip directly on 01423 226240 or email north.yorks@medequip-uk.com

Community wheelchair service

Nottingham Rehab Supplies (NRS) deliver the new Community Wheelchair Service working closely with Blatchford Clinical Services, who will deliver the clinical assessment element of the service. 

NRS can be contacted between 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Help and assistance is also available out of hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays).

Website www.nrshealthcare.com

Telephone 01904 654 052

Telephone (out of hours) 01904 654 052 calls will be redirected to the out of hours service.

Further details can be found at North Yorkshire and York Community Wheelchair Services

Other services provided

Self-service online advice tool

The AskSARA self-service online advice tool is very simple to use. Just choose the topic you wish to complete, respond to the questions and then go to your report. The report contains useful advice written by the Disabled Living Foundation's team of occupational therapists as well as details of products that might help you. This information is drawn from an impartial database of equipment that aims to include details of every product on the market.

We hope AskSARA can support you to find solutions to some common day to day problems without the need for you to go through a full adult social care assessment.

Equipment advice and information

The Disabled Living Foundation has created some factsheets which provide general advice on a range of daily living equipment such as features to look for when choosing equipment, and where to get further information. You can download the factsheets from the Disabled Living Foundation website, here.