Equipment

We can provide you with equipment to make your life with MND more comfortable.

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We're here to help.If MND has affected your mobility or dexterity, we may be able to offer you some relief through a wide range of specialist equipment.

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.

What kind of equipment do we provide?

Items we can provide to you to keep:

  • Riser Recliner chairs
  • Neck collar
  • Over-bed and over-chair tables
  • Walking aid
  • Drinking aid

Items we can loan to you:

  • Careflex chair
  • Hoists
  • Stand aids
  • Passive pedal exercisers
  • Neater Eater
  • Neater Powered Drinker

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.

How do I request equipment from MND Scotland?

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.

What should I do with a purchased item that is no longer required?

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.

Have a question? Contact us for more information.

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