Medical equipment

We do not offer a medical equipment service directly from Midlothian Council but it is available through the British Red Cross.

Their medical equipment service helps people return to their own homes after illness or surgery, enables them to go on holiday with friends or family, and promotes independence. The types of equipment provided are:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Commodes, bedpans and urinals

Loaning equipment

Equipment is usually available within 24 hours in an emergency and is loaned free of charge, although a refundable deposit may be requested.

We also welcome donations from our service users, which help us to continue providing this valuable service.

How do I get in touch?

If you would like further information, please get in touch with your local Red Cross branch office:


British Red Cross (Edinburgh branch)

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West Point House
69 North Gyle Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 8JY

0131 338 5700 (tel)

British Red Cross

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0844 871 11 11 (tel)

0207 562 2000 (fax)