Community Nursing Equipment and Loans Service

The  Community Nursing Equipment and Loans Service (CELS) provides nursing equipment for patients in the community, whether it be in a nursing home, residential home or in the patient’s own home.

Following assessment, nursing equipment can be prescribed by your district nurse in the community or by ward staff in hospital.

The provision of nursing equipment can assist with hospital discharge and may also help patients to remain independent in their own homes for longer.


  • What equipment does CELS provide?

    CELS provides the following equipment for patients in a community setting:

    • profiling beds
    • mattresses
    • hoists
    • slings
    • pressure relieving cushions

    CELS receive referrals from Community District Nurses and hospital staff.

    If you are returning equipment that you have received from CELS, please contact your Community District Nurse to arrange collection.

  • How to report a fault

    If there is a fault in any of the equipment you have received, you can report it through the following options:

    • CELS on 028 9598 0003/4/5 (Option 1) between Monday – Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm.
    • For out of hours faults (evenings, weekends and/or bank holidays), please contact Estates on 028 9250 1234.
Community Nursing Equipment

Contact Details

Community Equipment and Loan Service (CELS)

Rathdown Walk,

Moira Road,

Lisburn,

BT28 2RF

Call us028 9508 003/4/5 (Option 1)
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