The Equipment Lending Pool (ELP) has a range of low cost items that are available for a short term loan of 3 months. Patients from all facilities in the Sydney Local Health District can access this pool with a prescription.
The ELP also has a selection of high cost equipment (such as hospital beds, pressure mattresses and hoists) that can be prescribed by clinicians working in the Sydney Local Health District. To access this equipment, the client needs to be a patient discharged from hospital or a palliative care client. The ELP needs 24 hours notice to arrange delivery of this equipment and delivery does not occur on the weekends.
The ELP also manages the Home Oxygen Service. Patients from facilities in the Sydney Local Health District can access this pool with a prescription. Requests need to be sent before 12pm for next day delivery and delivery does not occur on the weekends.