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Medical Equipment Provision Program (MEPP)


Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Vancouver Island Region


The regional MEPP team is seeking consultation support from a patient partner in order to develop a Quality Framework for the program. We want to have some patient perspective on the assessment process and also return process. We also want to have some perspective on our patient brochure and web presence.

The Medical Equipment Provision Program is seeking a Patient Partner to provide perspective as we revise our program policy framework and other tools and resources such as the patient handout.

MEPP is a Provincial program. The vision for MEPP is that eligible clients in every community will have access to the same basic and advanced equipment, using vendors who are contracted to provide services in their home community. The primary (province-wide) vendor is the Canadian Red Cross and secondary vendors for Island Health are HME, Island Mediquip and Life Support Assisted Living (services vary by location).

In B.C., it is the responsibility of all residents to obtain their own personal adaptive equipment when residing in a private residence. When clients require short term medical equipment and cannot afford to rent their own, or do not have coverage through extended health benefits, their health care professional may request a short term equipment rental through the MEPP program to meet a clinical need.

Island Health MEPP patient handout
Provincial MEPP patient handout


Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Consult on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • A patient partner or caregiver who has used medical equipment in their own home, which an Island Health team member helped them to acquire (for example, a walker or wheelchair from the Red Cross)

Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Dina Salih
Regional Clinical Lead, Medical Equipment Provision Program | Island Health
(236) 638-5945


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