Merritt Depot Short Term Loan Program

Nicola Valley Hospital 
3451 Voght Street
Merritt BC
V1K 1C6

Merritt Office
Nicola Valley Hospital
3451 Voght Street
Merritt BC
V1K 1C6
Tel: (250) 378-3269
Fax: (250) 378-3287

Hours of Operation
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Closed: February 20, 2023

The Red Cross Basic Health Equipment Short Term Program alleviates the pressures that come along with injury or illness, assists people with mobility issues, allows people to return home from hospital earlier, and supports those in palliative care who wish to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home. Access to the program is available in two ways:  

  1. Through the Medical Equipment Provision Program with a Health Authority Referral, or
  2. Through the Red Cross program from a private community care provider such as a family physician, chiropractor or physical therapist.  

The Canadian Red Cross provides aids such as:

  • Bath boards
  • Bath chairs
  • Bath transfer benches
  • Bath tub grab bar (tub grip)
  • Bed cradles
  • Bed assist handles
  • Canes
  • Commodes
  • Crutches
  • IV poles
  • Raised toilet seats
  • Toilet safety frames
  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers

To ensure the safety of our clients, a referral from one of the following regulated and registered health care professionals is required;

  • Physician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractor (Red Cross by donation program only)
  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Dieticians (IV Poles only)

Other Services Offered at this Branch

  • Merritt Depot Short Term Loan Program

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