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Types of aids and equipment

  • Communication aids

    Artificial larynges, communication software, speech generating devices and voice amplification devices.

  • Continence aids

    Disposable pads, nappies, reusable pants, catheters, sheaths, leg drainage bags, night drainage bags.


  • Daily living and mobility aids

    Bath and shower aids, hoists, toilet aids, wheelchairs, walking aids and pressure-reduction aids.

  • Home oxygen

    Home oxygen supplies for adults and children, including concentrator machines and cylinders.

  • Medical-grade footwear

    Customised, custom made and prefabricated footwear.

  • Spinal and lower-limb orthoses

    Splints or braces used to support a weakened part of the body, improve movement, or prevent deformity.

  • Artificial limbs

    How to access prosthetic limbs through the Queensland Artificial Limb Service (QALS).

  • Spectacles

    The Spectacle Supply Scheme (SSS) offers eligible people a pair of basic prescription spectacles, once every 2 years.

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Last updated
10 April 2014
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