Barnsley Integrated community equipment service

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About the service

Barnsley integrated community equipment service offers a range of loan equipment to support the care needs and promote the independence of service users living in Barnsley.

We have a range of equipment for both adults and children to support service users and their carers with items ranging from:

  • mobility
  • bathing and toileting needs
  • pressure care mattresses
  • community nursing beds
  • handling and lifting equipment etc.

Requests for equipment are generally made by a healthcare professional, such as a physiotherapist, occupational
therapist or doctor (although for some smaller items self-referral is possible). The equipment is loaned for a period of time that the referrer (health professional) recommends.

Our services include:

  • The delivery and installation of equipment
  • Maintenance of equipment in line with manufacturer’s guidelines and legal requirements (please note: for some service users this may require our team to contact referrers to help facilitate the home visit that is needed to undertake the maintenance and repair of equipment)
  • Collection service for equipment no longer required
  • In-depth cleaning of returned equipment through our specialist decontamination unit (before the item is reissued)
  • Repair and refurbishment of equipment where viable

Why would someone choose the service?

  • To help maintain their independence whilst living at home.

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