Equipment Evaluation Service - GF Strong

The Equipment Evaluation Service provides a number of equipment related services to clinicians and consumers within British Columbia. These services include:

  • Comparison reports of rehab equipment
  • Consultation services to people contemplating equipment purchase
  • Database of rehab equipment retailers
  • Organization of the Rehab Equipment Expo
  • Product testing for development of new equipment
  • Special equipment related investigations

Equipment Specialist services

GF Strong Rehab Centre's Equipment Specialist is a resource to clinicians employed within the Rehab Clinical Practice Unit of VCH. 

In addition to consulting with staff clinicians the Equipment Specialist provides general information to residents of British Columbia.

  • Equipment Evaluation Services 
  • Rehab Equipment Expo
  • Equipment Donations
  • Lunch and Learn education sessions
  • DME contact list
  • Equipment Studies
  • Presentations
  • Equipment related consultations

Is there a fee for this service?

There is no fee for service to clinicians and consumers. Product testing requires a contract be drawn up between the vendor and the Equipment Evaluation Service.

Donations 

The Equipment Evaluation Service processes gift in kind donations made to GF Strong Rehab Centre. Through the VGH + UBC Hospitals Foundation we are able to issue tax receipts for items such as wheelchairs, ventilators, lifting devices etc. 

If you have any old health devices lying around please give us a call at (604) 737-6410. We will see that the equipment finds a good home and you don't give quite so much to the tax man.

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

4255 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 2G9
Phone: (604) 737-6410 Ian Denison, Physiotherapist ? Equipment Specialist
Fax: (604) 730-7904

Hours of operation

?Somewhat flexible but typically Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Parking & transportation

?Paid parking is available. Pay stations are located at the main entrance to the building and at the staff entrance on 28th Avenue. 

Eligibility

Direct consultation is through an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist only.

General questions only will be addressed directly with the public. E.g. the typical characteristics of a centre wheel drive chair rather than recommendation of the most appropriate chair.