Global shortage of crutches has RVH seeking donations

Any patient receiving donated crutches won't be charged for them

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is looking for a few good crutches.

RVH says a supply chain issue has resulted in a global shortage of crutches, and now the hospital is reaching out to the public. The Barrie medical centre is looking for donations of crutches you no longer need or use. Adult and children’s sizes in wood or aluminum will do the trick.

All crutches collected will be repaired as needed, and thoroughly cleaned before being distributed to patients in need. Anyone given a donated pair of crutches will not be charged a fee for them, which is normally the case.

Drop-offs by members of the public at:

  • The RVH clinic in the Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre 7325 Yonge Street, Innisfil
    Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (only the RVH clinic is accepting crutches)
  • Paul Sadlon Motors – 550 Bayfield Street, Barrie – look for the bin inside the main entry
    Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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