Beaufort Memorial in need of crutches


Aluminum shortage has led to delayed or canceled orders

From staff reports

A global aluminum shortage has left hospitals like Beaufort Memorial without much-needed supplies of crutches for patients, prompting officials to ask for community donations of gently used adult crutches.

“The impacts of the global pandemic continue to affect so many aspects of healthcare,” BMH President and CEO Russell Baxley said. “We’re hopeful that there are plenty of used crutches gathering dust in closets that can be put to good use for our patients.”

Donations can be made from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, in two locations:

Beaufort: LifeFit Wellness Center, Beaufort Memorial Medical & Administrative Center, 990 Ribaut Road, First floor, Beaufort, S.C. 29902.

Okatie: Beaufort Memorial Okatie Medical Pavilion, 122 Okatie Center Boulevard, North, First Floor (Security Desk), Okatie, S.C. 29909.

All donated crutches will be thoroughly sanitized and inspected for safety before being given to patients at no cost.

If you have questions, please contact Director of Materials Management Phillip Mock at 843-522-5616 or via email.

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