Domiciliary Equipment ServiceDomiciliary Equipment Service
Supply of Equipment
Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES) holds a range of approximately 400 commonly prescribed equipment items in its warehouse. This includes both loan items (suitable for reissue once returned) and consumable items (single use). Equipment types include shower chairs, toileting equipment, hospital beds, ambulant mobility aids, basic wheelchairs, and small aids. This equipment is generally available for issue from the DES Warehouse, once the appropriate order has been received.
DES implements a refurbishment model of equipment management which supports effective and efficient use of resources. This model enables more people to have their equipment needs met in a timely manner. This approach means that equipment that is returned to the DES warehouse undergoes a quality check, and is cleaned, serviced and then made available for another person who needs that item.
Once all relevant approvals have been met and correct paperwork has been received at DES, available items will be dispatched immediately. If DES is unable to immediately provide an item usually held in the warehouse, due to supply levels, the item will be placed on "back-order" and the assessor / client notified. Once an item becomes available again, either through re-supply or being returned and available for reissue, the back-order will be supplied.