Australian hospitals and medical institutions regularly replace equipment when changes in medical procedure occur or a better option is available, not when it has worn-out. This results in many surplus items.
There is a very large need for medical equipment in developing countries to provide better care and outcomes. Ward equipment and medical consumables are in high demand and easy to place. Some more-specialized equipment requires time to identify where the goods should be directed. DIK has developed strong relationships with many Victorian hospitals and is often preferred when medical equipment is available. These relationships assist when planning the collection and transportation of large amounts of beds and other furniture.
Local Community Support
DIK also distribute medical equipment and aids to members of the local community who cannot afford medical equipment they require either at home or for mobility. DIK work with local medical professionals, care providers and Rotary clubs in determining needs and making goods available.
DIK requires medical equipment donors to ensure that all equipment is in working order and complete. The Rotary recycling process severs the donor’s legal responsibility for donated equipment.
As a business based-organisation DIK understands corporate requirements and can provide the necessary documentation when goods are being written-off.
Donations in Kind is unable to collect individual items for recycling and suggests donors take these to their local Rotary opportunity shop or community recycling centre.
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