Hong Kong Red Cross - Mobility Equipment Loan Service

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Mobility Equipment Loan Service


Introduction

'Mobility Equipment Loan Service' (MEL) has been established since 1975 by the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC). This service is made possible through the continuous support of charity foundations, public donations and nominal charges of equipment loan. HKRC strives to provide high quality and low rent mobility equipments for the sick and disabled who require short-term mobility equipments.

Service Objectives
To provide mobility equipment loan service to the sick and temporarily disabled at a nominal rate through their recovery period

Service Target

  • Disabled patients
  • The sick and disabled who require short term mobility equipments

 

Types of Mobility Equipment and Charges

Equipment Monthly Rental Fee
Wheelchair

HK $120

Reclining Wheelchair *
(referral made by medical officer/ therapist is requested)
HK $190

Walking Frame

HK $50

Quadripod

HK $50

Elbow Crutches

HK $50

Rollator #

HK $70

Commode Chair

HK $80

Remarks:
* provided at Prince of Wales Hospital Service Depot.
# provided by Community Depots only

 

Deposit should also be paid for all equipment loans

If the guarantor is Hong Kong resident, the amount of deposit is as follows:

Wheelchair

HK$200

Reclining Wheelchair

(referral made by medical officer/ therapist is requested)

HK$400

Other equipments

HK$100

 

If the guarantor is non-Hong Kong resident, the amount of deposit is as follows:

Wheelchair

HK$2,000

Other equipments

HK$1,000

 

Information for Hirers

  • Application for equipment loan should be handled by the user or the guarantor who is aged 18 or above.
  • All equipment loans should be booked by telephone in advance, please call depots for arrangement.
  • After confirmation of loan date and pick up site, the guarantor should bring along the following documents and fee to respective service depot handling the application:
    1. A copy of the hirer's and guarantor's identity card or passport;
    2. A proof of guarantor’s address;
    3. Deposit and loan charges;
    4. Those old-age/disabled/sick hirers, who are the recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, may keep the loan receipts for applying Medical Rehabilitation Aids provided by the Social Welfare Department.
      • (Note: Social Welfare Department will administer the approval right of its own accord)
  • If organization and company want to apply for equipment loan for function / activity, please contact our staff of Community Care Service Department at 2610 0515.

 

Loan Duration

The minimum loan period is one month. The payment of loan charge is not refundable but the loan period is extendable if necessary.

 

Collection and Returning of Equipment

  1. Please make appointment for all collection or return of equipment.
  2. The hirer or the guarantor can authorize a third party to collect and return the equipment at the same pick up service depot but a completed authorization form is required.

 

Loss and Damage

In case of loss or damage of the equipment, the hirer or the guarantor should immediately report the case to HKRC. Any repair or replacement cost incurred will be borne by the hirer or the guarantor.

 

For matters relating to Mobility Equipment Loan Service, please contact us at Community Care Service (Mobility Equipment Loan Service), Hong Kong Red Cross Head Office
Tel: (852) 2610 0515
Fax: (852) 3103 4010
Address: 19 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email : mel@redcross.org.hk

 

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