A number of pharmacies in the Central /West Auckland area have identified an increasing need for patients and caregivers to be able to access basic hospital type equipment following their discharge from hospital after surgery. This may be anything from crutches to shower stools, toilet seat raisers, commodes and wheelchairs. Some pharmacies have tried to fill the need at pharmacy level but space is usually a major issue for them.
Home Healthcare Equipment Ltd was started in conjunction with Amcal Golf Road Pharmacy and Blockhouse Bay Pharmacy and the aim is to fill this need for home care equipment through short term rentals or purchase of whatever is needed. The shop carries a large range of equipment which includes daily living aids for use in the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and for the visually impaired. There is also a wide selection of incontinence products at competitive prices. To encourage mobility there is a range of walking sticks, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. They also have range of nebulisers and breast pumps available for hire or purchase, as well as TENS machines for pain relief and blood pressure monitors. If the required product is not a stock item it will sourced for the patient usually within 48 hours.
The shop’s aim is to make quality of life a reality and to that end the staff pride themselves on their service and knowledge as well as the quality and reliabilty of their products. All products are CE marked in compliance with the Ministry of Health requirements and come with warranties from Home Healthcare.