Limited re-opening of the Loan Cupboard

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary Loan Cupboard is able to provide limited service only.

The health and safety of our clients and volunteers is important to us.  We have new policies and procedures in place and ask for your patience in observing them.

Volunteers Shelley Grainger, Jim Noon and Georgina Covey are getting equipment ready for loan.

Clients and patients are not to come to the Loan Cupboard.  The Loan Cupboard is located in a restricted access area of the Sechelt Hospital and is out of bounds.

To order equipment:

  • Phone the Loan Cupboard at 604-885-2224, extension 4204
  • Leave a message stating name and phone number
  • List the items to be borrowed
  • A volunteer will return the call by the next business day
  • An appointment for pick up will be made
  • Pick-up area – outside the hospital cafeteria door between 12 and 2 PM Monday to Friday
  • The volunteer will give directions on how to get to the pick-up area
  • Clients and patients will not be able to enter the building
  • Be there on time, volunteer will not be able to wait for more than a couple of minutes
  • If the appointment is missed the client will need to phone and rebook

To return used equipment:

  • Take the items to the entrance to the old part of the hospital known as the South Wing, across from the doctor’s parking area, where a tent is set up
  • Leave the equipment at the entrance way
  • Do not enter the hospital
  • Do not drop Loan Cupboard items to any other locations.

The Loan Cupboard volunteers are happy to be back and thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.

This service is made possible by the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary.

  1. I have been a grateful user of Loan Cupboard items, and would like to donate the following:

    . Hugo Elite Drive walker – $180 value – used twice.
    . Obus Forme full-back support cushion.

    Where can I take/leave these items?

    • I just got this message from the Loan Cupboard: To return used equipment or make an equipment donation please take items to the Drop Off area at the entrance to the South Wing in the old part of the hospital across from the doctors/outpatient parking lot. DO NOT ENTER THE HOSPITAL, THE LOAN CUPBOARD IS LOCATED IN A RESTRICTED ACCESS AREA.


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