Equipment Evaluation Service - G.F. Strong

Rehab Equipment Expo

Virtual REE 2020 Vendor websites

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.


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

There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

 Download parking rates for VCH facilities


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.