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Zimmer / walking frame hire in Canberra?

By Ben_Dover - 10 January 2014 18

Hi there hive mind.

An elderly relative has broken her ankle while base jumping  in the Arapiles*.

As this happened out of state she has been sent home on crutches.

We feel she would be better off with a walking frame.

So does anyone know where we can hire one in Canberra?

*Ok, not really.

What’s Your opinion?


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Zimmer / walking frame hire in Canberra?
Ben_Dover 12:38 pm 10 Jan 14

Thanks everyone.

laraeddy said :

Hey, Ben – I have a lightish weight, fold-up one in the shed – genuine one little old lady owner (sadly no longer has need of it). Yours if you think it might be useful – post back here if you like, and I’ll work out how we get in touch “off line”.

Thanke ever so much for that kind offer, but the mad old bat insists on going somehwere and paying as much as possible for one. (OK, and she insists on getting it fitted to her, as she’s a fair bit taller than most mad old bats..)

maxblues 12:07 pm 10 Jan 14

If you are a Zimmerman, so is Bob Dylan.

laraeddy 11:36 am 10 Jan 14

Hey, Ben – I have a lightish weight, fold-up one in the shed – genuine one little old lady owner (sadly no longer has need of it). Yours if you think it might be useful – post back here if you like, and I’ll work out how we get in touch “off line”.

Mike Bessenger 11:23 am 10 Jan 14

Try your local chemist.
I know the one in Florey has them as well as wheel chairs, nebulisers etc etc for hire.

BobGrrl 11:14 am 10 Jan 14

Pretty sure many chemists offer hire of this kind of equipment.

Madam Cholet 11:12 am 10 Jan 14

I believe there is another place in Philip – the same street as the Eco-Cleaners, the Chocolate Olive cafe (if that still exists), the expensive toy shop and the spice shop – sorry just can’t recall the name of it but I know they sell mobility products. If you know these other businesses you’ll find it!

MonarchRepublic 11:02 am 10 Jan 14

I know the Lyneham Capital Chemist have done a hire service in the past. Have a feeling they do walking frames as part of this too. Might be worth giving them a call.

Tulip 11:00 am 10 Jan 14

Hello,

I know this is going to sound strange but try the Green Shed at Mitchell. They have a fine collection of crutches and I am fairly sure that I have seen several of these frames sitting nearby as well. I have found calling them a bit hit and miss for getting them to answer the phone (which makes sense when you go there as the staff are all out and about sorting etc). If you are out the other side of town you can try the equivalent place at Mugga (?). Good luck.

Postalgeek 10:54 am 10 Jan 14

You could try ACT Health’s Equipment Loan Service based in Kambah, but you’ll need a referral.

Smackbang 10:53 am 10 Jan 14

Some pharmacies hire out mobility equipment. Lyneham Capital Chemist, for instance.

jett18 10:44 am 10 Jan 14

There are chemists that rent frames out– though going through places such as Mobility Matters also mean that the frame will be fitted to suit the users height, which is very important to their recovery.

pink little birdie 10:44 am 10 Jan 14

most Chemists do.
The one at Kambah Village does and so does the Terry White in Belconnen up the supermarket end.

Ben_Dover 10:35 am 10 Jan 14

Thanks both.

I tried the hospital, but they only loan them out to people who have been inpatients.

Will try mobility matters.

Pork Hunt 10:15 am 10 Jan 14

Try places like Mobility Matters in Fyshwick.

housebound 10:10 am 10 Jan 14

Once upon a time you could ask the hospital for a loan of crutches or a wheelchair. Not so sure these days. Maybe it is worth a try?

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