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Calls for mobility support equipment to be returned if no longer needed

Mon, 27 Nov 2023

Manx care are asking members of the community to return any equipment they are no longer using, so that it can be assessed and reused if possible.

The types of equipment the health service are asking for includes:

  • Walking aids (including walking sticks, crutches, four wheeled walkers etc.)
  • Bath/Shower equipment (including bath hoists, shower stools, commodes etc.)
  • Specialist seating (including chairs and seating aids)

If you have any larger pieces of equipment that you wish to be collected, call 01624 693553 and leave a message with your details. A staff member from Manx Care will then call you back to arrange collection.

Alternatively, for smaller pieces of equipment, it has set up drop-off points in four locations which will be open until the end of the year (and perhaps longer, depending on uptake).

For those who are unable to drop off their equipment, it may be able to extend the collection of smaller equipment from homes.

The four collection points are:

  • North – Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital (the equipment shed at the back of the hospital)
  • South – Equipment Hut at the rear of the Southern Wellbeing Centre, Thie Rosien, Port Erin
  • East – Community Stores, based at Kirby Estates, Vicarage Road, Douglas
  • West – Western Wellbeing Centre, opposite the large Shoprite in Peel


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