We purchase some items new for each individual, which then become your property. Some of our items are provided on a loan-basis, which can be used for as long as they are required, before being returned to MND Scotland.
Items we can provide to you to keep:
Items we can loan to you:
We can usually provide you with equipment within 3-5 working days. All of our equipment is provided to you free of charge and there are no costs for delivery, uplift or maintenance.
If you’re having trouble communicating, we can also offer you a loan of a communications aid, while you wait on you own equipment from the NHS.
Many items are available through statutory services but if this isn’t possible, or there will be a delay in receiving an item, your MND Clinical Specialist can submit a request to us.
Your Clinical Specialist will either provide a recommendation on the equipment needed or will organise for an Occupational Therapist (OT), Physiotherapist (PT) or Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) to carry out an assessment and make a recommendation.
MND Scotland may not be able to provide exactly what is recommended, but we will endeavour to provide a suitable alternative that will meet your needs.
If you are a health and social care professional and wish to refer someone with MND to this service, please complete the form here.
Any items purchased are gifted to the individual. If no longer required, you may wish to pass the item onto another family member or friend who could benefit from its use. Alternatively, you may wish to sell the item or donate it to a local care home, hospice or charity shop.
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