The Equipment Evaluation Service provides a number of equipment related services to clinicians and consumers within British Columbia. These services include:
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.
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.
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.
?Somewhat flexible but typically Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.