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Refurbishment of equipment benefits people with disabilities

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Refurbishing equipment is helping Enable New Zealand to get the best possible value for people with disabilities. Enable New Zealand is the facilitator and provider of disability equipment on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

Enable New Zealand coordinates the return of unused or no longer required equipment in its three warehouses located in Hamilton, Palmerston North and Christchurch. As the equipment is often quite expensive and does not wear out quickly the equipment is evaluated, cleaned, and refurbished when required.

Refurbishing equipment better utilises valuable equipment (and is a good practice for sustainability) and minimises the cost so more people in the community can be assisted with equipment they need.

General Manager of Enable New Zealand, Scott Ambridge said “Our focus is on helping people with disabilities live as independently as possible and refurbishing equipment means that more of our client base can get what they need, faster.”

A common item that is often refurbished is the Rollator also known as a Walker, but Enable New Zealand also refurbishes and supplies beds, wheelchairs, shower stools and much more.

Enable New Zealand is the largest provider of support services across the health, rehabilitation and disability sector for the provision of equipment, housing and vehicle modifications.

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