Med Shed (Medical Equipment Lending Program)

What is the Med Shed ?

Bowen Island Public Library is pleased to offer the lending of medical equipment to residents of Bowen Island. All equipment is lent in as-is condition and on a first come first served basis, and is lent for a 6 week period free of charge. The loan period may be extended upon request and if available. No fines, fees or penalties are imposed for lending of equipment.

What equipment is available?

Examples of the types of equipment we lend include:

  • Crutches
  • Standard Walkers (no wheels)
  • Two-wheeled walkers
  • Four-wheeled walkers
  • Canes
  • Quad Canes
  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Stationary commodes
  • Raised toilet seats with arms
  • Raised toilet seats without arms
  • Bath seats with or without backs
  • Tub transfer benches
  • Tub grips
  • Bed assists (support rails)
  • Grabber device
  • Boot casts
  • MountainTrike trail wheelchair (one day loan only)

To borrow equipment from the Med Shed, you will need to first complete the library’s Med Shed Release Form. For additional information on the borrowing of Med Shed resources, please read our document on equipment loan policy and procedures.