Short Term Equipment Loan from MASS for NDIS clients

Utilise the equipment available in the store at MASS to support short term loan prior to allocation through NDIS.

Why the contribution is important

NDIS  equipment cannot be ordered until approval is given, and a prolonged process often ensues.  MASS has expressed willingness to deliver, monitor, retrieve and refurbish equipment at a small cost, to allow patients to leave hospital.

Practitioners could visit MASS to view and select equipment which could be a close fit.


by kathygrud on May 28, 2019 at 05:53PM

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  • Posted by amandaben_MetroSouthHealth May 29, 2019 at 09:17

    Moderator comment: MASS is the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) delivered by Qld Health. It provides funding for medical aids and equipment to eligible Queensland residents who have a permanent and stabilised condition or a disability. The scheme helps people to live at home and avoid early or inappropriate residential care or hospitalisation.

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  • Posted by VelliG May 29, 2019 at 12:42

    The Department of Education have a shared-pool of temporary equipment loaned to school districts, so that kids with disabilities can go to school while they are awaiting assessment and funding ......... The short-loan of equipment has proved very successful within that department, perhaps it could be equally successful for QLD Health?
  • Posted by Kiley May 30, 2019 at 12:57

    There is also a gap for people over 65 on My Aged Care funded high level home care packages who are not currently MASS eligible. Home care packages are not a replacement for an equipment scheme and for older people with physical disability, their equipment needs are not able to be met through the current level aged care funding, even in high level packages.
  • Posted by rossjul May 31, 2019 at 07:25

    A great idea to facilitate discharge
  • Posted by Emilya May 31, 2019 at 08:11

    Good idea
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