Posted on November 16, 2018
November marks the first year CMEDS was established in BC to recycle and re- use children’s medical equipment (formerly CMERLS). To mark this year, we would like to highlight some key achievements of the CMEDS program:
Throughout the process, CMEDS would like to thank therapists and families for providing excellent guidance and feedback along the way. Key program items like the CMEDS newsletter, and changes to forms and website were done with assistance and feedback of therapists.
We continue to look forward to improving this program and welcome feedback.
From the time of request for new CMEDS equipment to the time the equipment is delivered, MCFD and CMEDS aim to have the delivery done within 3-4 weeks. This allows time for MCFD adjuster to review file, CMEDS to review loan pool and setup equipment.
From the time a family or therapist contacts CMEDS to the time of initial visit, CMEDS aims to be out to the client within 2-3 business days. From there, if parts are required, it may take 3-4 weeks to get parts in. Given that CMEDS has over 300 different types of equipment in the pool, it is not feasible to have all parts available. The time to order the parts in and then schedule an appointment to install, is normal part of the repair cycle.
Typically scheduled within 2-3 business days.
View PDF: CMEDS Newsletter November