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Equipment Distribution Centre

Equipment Distribution Centre

  • The Equipment Distribution Centre (EDC), located at The Royal Children's Hospital, provides medical equipment hire and sales for children in Melbourne, clients of the hospital and also to the wider community. The EDC was established within The Royal Children's Hospital in 1990 to meet the equipment needs of children both in the short and long term. The EDC provides a wide range of paediatric special needs and medical equipment hire, such as wheelchairs, crutches, breast pumps, car seats and port-a-cots. The EDC also sells a range of dermatology, continence, and medical equipment and staff will be happy to discuss our range of products with you over the phone or in person. Please feel free to view our catalogue for the range of products available. Note that prices have increased recently, but are yet to be updated online.

    COVID-19 update: Temporary rules of engagement with the EDC.

    In order to protect our patients, their carers and the EDC staff, equipment hire is currently restricted to RCH patients. Medical supplies are shipped to your home (no pickup at EDC premises) and available to patients as well as the general public (delivery costs apply). 

    To hire medical equipment please contact the EDC directly. All equipment issued on a hire basis will require a deposit (refundable on return of equipment) and a hire fee, based on the time the item is required. Please consult our Hire Catalogue to see our current deposit and hire fees. We require payment at the time of equipment collection, and clients will need to complete a hire agreement prior to issue. In all instances a therapist's recommendation is required to ensure safe and correct fitting. Please contact us for clarification.