Warwickshire is looking for any spare community equipment that you may have had from hospital or your GP. Nationally there appears to be shortage of this equipment – so we just want to ensure we have enough to go to those people who need it.
It could be anything from walking frames through to crutches. The complete list of equipment we are looking for includes:
· Wheeled trollies
· Wheeled or mobile tables
· Perching stools
· Walking Frames (with or without wheels)
What to do
If you have had any of the above then we are asking that you or a friend or family member bring them to one of the local drop off points below.
Health and Social Care staff
If you are a key worker who visits people in their own homes – then please check to see if they have any unused equipment that they no longer need.
Where to take equipment
The unused equipment can be dropped off at any Fire and Rescue Service station in Warwickshire.
Location Drop-off days and opening times
|Location||Drop off Day||Drop off time|
|Polesworth Fire Station||Monday nights||7pm to 9pm|
|Atherstone Fire Station||7 days a week
|8am to 6pm
7pm to 9pm
|Coleshill Fire Station||7 days a week
|8am to 6pm
7pm to 9pm
|Nuneaton Fie Station||7 days a week||8am to 6pm|
|Bedworth Fire Station||Monday night||7pm to 9pm|
|Rugby Fire Station||7 days a week||8am to 6pm|
|Southam Fire Station||Thursdays nights||7pm to 9pm|
|Kenilworth Fire Station||Thursdays nights||7pm to 9pm|
|Leamington Spa Fire Station||7 days a week||8am to 6pm|
|Fenny Compton Fire Station||Thursdays nights||7pm to 9pm|
|Bidford Upon Avon Fire Station||Tuesday nights||7pm to 9pm|
|Shipston Upon Stour Fire Station||Tuesday nights||7pm to 9pm|
|Henley in Arden Fire Station||Tuesday nights||7pm to 9pm|
|Gaydon Fire Station||7 days a week||8am to 6pm|
|Wellesbourne Fire Station||Tuesday nights||7pm to 9pm|
|Alcester Fire Station||7 days a week||7am to 7pm|
- These drop off points will be out-doors
- A friendly Fire fighter will show you where to place the items
- You will not have to book any appointments
- Please clean the equipment with an antibacterial cleaning product prior to drop off
- Please remember to maintain a safe distance from the member of the Fire and Rescue Service when dropping off equipment.
Large or multiple items for drop off
If you have multiple, or large items of equipment you wish to be returned e.g. hoists, beds or mattresses, you can arrange a date to have these collected from your home. Please contact Millbrook Healthcare on 0333 321 8986.
As always we ask you to remember the
Stay Safe – handling equipment
Friends and Family
Wash or sanitise hands after handling equipment.
Usual PPE guidance for home visits as well as hand washing protocol after handling equipment.