Hospice of Wrangell donates 400 pounds of medical equipment to Ketchikan


April 25, 2019

Courtesy of Alice Rooney

Some of the over 400 pounds of medical equipment the Hospice of Wrangell donated to SAIL in Ketchikan last week. Among the approximately 100 items sent to Ketchikan are walkers, crutches, shower benches, and many other items.

Hospice of Wrangell operates a loan closet from which people all around town are able to borrow medical equipment, such as walkers, wheel chairs, shower benches, and other items. Hospice President Alice Rooney explained that the loan closet stores many of its items in the attic of the AICS Clinic on Wood Street. With the construction of Wrangell's new hospital beginning, however, the clinic's storage space will be renovated and the loan closet's items needed to be moved.

"So those items had to be moved, and some of them were duplicates of what we have in our regular loan closet down at the...

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