SE23.com - The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002  -  10,000+ members

Home | SE23 Topics | Businesses & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | Site Feedback | Advertising | Contact
Geddes Hairdressing & Barbering Studio One Armstrong & Co Solicitors


Post Reply  Post Topic 
crutches for free
Author Message
iambenw


Posts: 9
Joined: May 2010
Post: #1
14-12-2013 03:36 PM

Having a clearout and found some crutches from a broken leg a few years ago. Perfect working order, free if anyone wants them.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Poppy9560


Posts: 273
Joined: Aug 2008
Post: #2
15-12-2013 12:10 AM

you should return them to doctor or hospital

Find all posts by this user Reply
roz


Posts: 1,793
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #3
15-12-2013 09:57 AM

They dont generally want them back due to hygiene health and safety etc. We still have a pair from a few years ago which we use to get things out of our car roof box! Seriously I have an inflamed knee cartilege due to a tear so am using mine when I find its too much; My point being to hang on to them as they may come in handy one day!

Find all posts by this user Reply
rshdunlop


Posts: 1,111
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #4
15-12-2013 12:26 PM

They do take them back - my son had crutches last year and we gave them back to the hospital when he was done.

If you google 'return crutches to NHS' you will see many trusts have had amnesties to get people to return crutches. I don't know which hospital didn't want yours back, roz, but that's certainly not the current policy.

This post was last modified: 15-12-2013 12:28 PM by rshdunlop.

Find all posts by this user Reply
lacb


Posts: 623
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #5
15-12-2013 01:29 PM

Yes, I recently handed some back to Lewisham hospital. I know that King's take them back too.

Lewisham Occupational Health, OTOH, do not have any facility for receiving back frames etc. A bit odd if you ask me.

Find all posts by this user Reply
iambenw


Posts: 9
Joined: May 2010
Post: #6
15-12-2013 03:12 PM

Thanks for the advice - I did try to take them back after I was finished but was told I couldn't, but good to hear others will take them.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Poppy9560


Posts: 273
Joined: Aug 2008
Post: #7
15-12-2013 06:19 PM

I got crutches for a sprained ankle about 6 weeks ago and they said to return them.................must get around to it one day

I assume they clean them somehow- the nurse took them out of some sort of plastic wrapping before giving them to me. This was at Lewisham Hospital

Find all posts by this user Reply
lacb


Posts: 623
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #8
18-12-2013 11:44 AM

There is a box for returned crutches in the Therapy Building reception (ground floor) at Lewisham Hospital. The Therapy Building is next door to the Register Office.

Find all posts by this user Reply
roz


Posts: 1,793
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #9
18-12-2013 01:04 PM

Ok, I can definitely recall Lewisham telling me not to bother returning them but due to public pressure and a need to clear out the house I will return them after Xmas to one of these places. Merry Xmas!

Find all posts by this user Reply
BT


Posts: 162
Joined: Jul 2003
Post: #10
18-12-2013 05:26 PM

You could always try the Red Cross. They loan out things to people who need them. I'm sure they have a way of cleaning them first.

Find all posts by this user Reply

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields