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Equipment Loan Service

MDI has a number of pieces of equipment that members can borrow on a short or long term loan basis. These pieces of equipment include:

  • Air mattresses
  • Electric Beds
  • Shower Chairs
  • Commodes
  • Hoists
  • Slings
  • Electric Wheelchairs
  • Push Wheelchairs and
  • Ramps

All of the above equipment is located in various parts of the country and can be transported if required. There is a limited amount of equipment available and MDI will try to accommodate members who need to borrow something, but it will depend on availability.

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Push Wheelchairs

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Portable Hoists

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Electric Beds

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Wheelchair Ramps

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Hoist Slings

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Shower Chairs

MDI also has an information and display area at our office in Dublin, and members are welcome to pop in to view such equipment and get details of where they can purchase these items if they wish to do so.

How to access the Equipment Loans service

For more information, please contact your Family Support Worker or contact MDI’s  Head office on 01 6236414 or email info@mdi.ie

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy - General
  • • MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  • • Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  • • Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  • • Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositides

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD) - General
  • • LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  • • LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  • • LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified