We lend hospital equipment (such as crutches, wheelchairs or bathroom chairs) to patients to support their recovery. Returning this equipment when you no longer need it is important so we are able to have them on hand to lend to other patients. 

When we lend any equipment we will provide a date when they are to be returned, which is agreed with your doctor, nurse or specialist. If you need the equipment for longer, just call the Central Equipment team on (04) 918 6334 who will arrange for an extension.  

Where you can return hospital equipment

You can return equipment to any of the three locations listed below. 

Wellington Regional Hospital

  • Central Equipment Pool, level 3 between Mojo Coffee and Te Rourou Health Deli. Follow the blue arrows to WSB block from the main entrance off Riddiford Street or the Mein Street entrance.
  • Open 7am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

Kapiti Health Centre

  • Security Orderlies in the main entrance off Hospital Road, Paraparaumu
  • Open 7am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Kenepuru Community Hospital

  • Main reception, entrance off Warriimoo Street, Paraparaumu
  • Open 7am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


If you are unable to return items in person, please call (04) 918 6334 to arrange a pick up. 


Hutt Valley Hospital equipment returns

  • Hutt Hospital Equipment Store, Gate 4, Pilmuir Street, Lower Hutt. Follow the yellow signs to the store
  • Open 8am - 4.30pm, Monday – Friday

If you would like to return Hutt Hospital items but are unable to in person, please call 04 570 9427 to arrange for a pick up.

What you don't need to return

You do not need to return any personal hospital equipment, like moon boots, slings, pressure bandages or strapping. You can either dispose of these in your rubbish.