Occupational Therapy Equipment

Following assessment, adaptive equipment is sometimes supplied to you for use at home following discharge. This may include items such as commodes, trolleys, perching stools, toileting equipment, chair & bed raisers and hoists. The equipment is issued on loan, without charge, and will either be delivered or given to you, a friend or relative to take home.

Equipment on loan is supplied by Medequip (Community Equipment), who should be contacted to request a repair or arrange collection of equipment. Please do not return any equipment to our hospitals.

Returning Equipment

If you have already benefited from equipment loaned to you that you no longer need, Medequip can arrange a free collection, to recycle and help others in need. Contact Medequip on 0330 053 3655 or email bnssg@medequip-uk.com.

Return to Medequip yourself:

Emersons Green

Unit 105
Farendell Road
Emerald Park East
Emersons Green
BS16 7FF


Unit 7 Weston Industrial Estate
Lynx Crescent 
BS24 9DJ
Opening Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday

For other areas please see Medequip’s website medequipuk.com

Alternative ways to access equipment

Individuals in the community who have not had recent intervention from a hospital Occupational Therapist, but require a review of existing equipment or feel some new equipment may assist them, have various options.

Contact Bristol Social Services department
Care Direct: 0117 9222700
Email: adult.care@bristol.gov.uk

Contact South Gloucestershire Social Services department
Adult Care Customer Services: 01454 868007
Email: csodesk@southglos.gov.uk

Contact North Somerset Social Services department
Care Connect: 01275 888801
Email: care.connect@n-somerset.gov.uk

Contact the Red Cross to enquire about hiring equipment
Telephone: 0117 3012606
Bradbury House
Caxton Business Park
83 Tower Road North
Bristol BS30 8XP

Contact WE Care & Repair
Telephone: 0300 3230700
Email: info@wecr.org.uk



If a hospital inpatient requires a wheelchair for long term use (over 6 months) they will be referred to the Bristol Centre for Enablement for assessment (there are specific criteria that have to be met)

If you need a wheelchair for short term use (under 6 months), hospital and community patients will normally be directed to the Red Cross (contact number above). You can also purchase or hire wheelchairs from many local mobility shops.

If you are registered with a GP in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset or BANES and feel you need a long term wheelchair but are not a hospital inpatient, please ask your GP to refer you to the Bristol Centre for Enablement Wheelchair and Special Seating Service.

Contact your local social services OT department

Contact your local social services Occupational Therapy department.

For Bristol ring Care Direct: 0117 9036684

For South Gloucestershire: 01454 866328

Occupational Therapy Equipment