Genuine Medequip uniform and vehicle
Genuine Medequip uniform and vehicle

Residents across Birmingham, who use independent living equipment provided by Medequip, are being asked to be vigilant following two suspicious incidents. 

Medequip provide assisted living equipment – such as hoists, bath seats, commodes – in people’s homes free of charge on behalf of Birmingham City Council and the NHS.

Two incidents have been reported in the Hall Green area. On Monday 12th October, a man claiming to be from Medequip visited the home of an elderly woman.

The man, wearing blue clothing similar to a Medequip uniform, told the lady that there was to be a charge for her equipment and them at he needed her bank details to set up a standing order.

Fortunately, a neighbour intervened and the man left.

Please be aware:

  • The equipment loaned to residents on behalf of BCC / NHS through Medequip is free of charge. This has not altered and you should not give your bank details or cash to anyone claiming otherwise.
  • Medequip staff wear a uniform with logo and drive fully liveried vans (see image)
  • Never let anyone in your home if you are unsure. Call the organisation they claim to be from if in doubt. Medequip can be contacted on 0845 340 4430
  • If you are suspicious of the intentions of a caller or an interaction you have had, don’t hesitate to call West Midlands Police on 101
  • Please share this information with family, friends or neighbours who may have equipment from Medequip

 

 

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