Special Equipment Service

  • Special Equipment Service

    The observed high incidence of pressure sores in bed-ridden patients stimulated the FSEG to donate six "Ripple" mattresses to the hospital in 1988. This action had a catalytic effect and the hospital authorities soon supplied a large number of similar mattresses.

    The FSEG organisation continues to provide pressure-relieving mattresses ("Ripple" or "Eggshell") and cushions to bed-ridden or wheelchair-bound persons in their residences. In the past 3 years the equipment loan service has been expanded as stated below. In 2013 the number of loans has doubled and continues to increase year by year. 

    Other equipment items (such as electrically adjustable beds, patient hoists, wheelchairs, walking aids, commodes, toilet-seat raisers, etc.) are loaned out and some others are donated. The society procures and delivers them charging only a deposit; however, some people kindly give a donation to the society in addition. Some items are loaned free of charge to anyone who cannot afford to pay anything.

    Our store is currently at the M.A.S. Complex, Mgarr Road in Ghajnsielem, but will move to a larger depot in 23rd April Street, Victoria, Gozo in January, 2016.

    For more information please phone Equipment Manager Mr Chris Galea on Mob. 79552211

     

    1. The person requesting the equipment is required to provide evidence of need from a doctor, a nurse, a priest, a Committee member or a trusted person.
    2. The borrower is responsible for the cost of transport, maintenance and repair of the equipment and is required to take good care of it and inform FSEG.
    3. A non-returnable donation is required on delivery and a regular quarterly donation is suggested thereafter, according to a current tariff.
    4. The equipment remains the sole property of the FSEG, is lent to a specified person and cannot be lent or sublet to others.
    5. The FSEG reserves the right to inspect the equipment from time to time at its discretion, and to withdraw it if it is abused, not being used or if any of the conditions are broken.
    6. The borrower is responsible for the return of the equipment in good condition without delay when no longer needed.

                

  • Equipment Procurement / Loan Service Tariffs

    1. Equipment is loaned out at the following rates:
      • Beds, Recliners, Patient Lifters:     €90.00 (Members €75.00) donation and a quarterly donation thereafter
      • Mattresses and Wheelchairs:         €37.00 (Members €30.00) donation and a quarterly donation thereafter
      • Small Medical Aids e.g. crutches:  €20.00 (Members €15.00) donation and a quarterly donation thereafter. 

      [Donations are non-refundable and are to cover expenses, the rates depend on cost of material, transport, depreciation; periodic donations are discretionary retainer contributions]

    2.   When the client prefers to buy the equipment outright, the FSEG will either

          a) obtain and deliver the equipment, or

          b) direct the buyer to the selling agents.

    [This service is FREE, but a donation would be appreciated.]

    3.   In truly deserving cases, the service and the equipment are provided FREE - The FSEG exclusively reserves the right to determine what cases deserving.