MEDIchair awarded Veterans Affairs Canada contract



    ETOBICOKE, ON, March 1 /CNW/ - MEDIchair, North America's largest and
fastest growing Home Medical Equipment (HME) franchise company is pleased to
announce that following a Request For Proposal process, it has been awarded a
Special Equipment Inventory Recycling contract by Veterans Affairs Canada
(VAC) for the province of Ontario. VAC may also extend MEDIchair's two year
contract by one year.
    "This is our second significant contract from VAC in the last 12 months,"
says Susan Tarrant, Director, Regional Support East. "It demonstrates that we
have the knowledge, the expertise and the capabilities to properly service
large geographical areas."
    Under terms of the contract, MEDIchair will support and assist VAC,
Ontario Region, in 9.5 of its 11 geographical markets with the operation of
VAC's Special Equipment program including equipment recycling. MEDIchair
stores will provide secure storage, transportation, installation/removal,
repair and maintenance, and disposal of medical assistive devices for VAC.
Medical assistive devices include, but are not restricted to, manual and power
wheel chairs, scooters, and specialty bedroom and bathroom equipment.

    About Veterans Affairs Canada
    Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC), through its Treatment Benefits Program,
provides several initiatives related to health care for eligible clients. One
of these programs, Special Equipment, provides funding for equipment (e.g.
wheelchairs, scooters, beds, walkers etc.) for clients under the Federal
Health Claims Processing System for VAC. Much of the equipment is in a usable
condition after the original client no longer requires it and the equipment
can be reissued to another eligible client.

    About MEDIchair 'the home medical equipment specialists'
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    MEDIchair, a LifeMark Health Management company, is North America's
largest and fastest growing Home Medical Equipment (HME) franchise company
with stores from coast-to-coast in Canada.
    MEDIchair stores carry a comprehensive line of Home Medical Equipment
products including wheelchairs, scooters, lift chairs, bathroom safety
products, home accessibility solutions, and soft/disposable personal health
care products such as incontinence supplies, wound care, compression, and
bracing. These specialty products are designed to enhance the quality of life
for people experiencing disabilities, injuries, surgeries, and aging.
MEDIchair prides itself on providing caring, knowledgeable and highly trained
consultants committed to finding the right home health care product solution
for each customer. MEDIchair also promotes good health through its public
education and awareness programs, and through its adherence to best practice
management.





For further information:

For further information: Susan Tarrant, Director, Regional Support East
- Office: (416) 233-3595, Cell: (647) 519-5799; Bas van Lankvelt, COO,
MEDIchair, (403) 204-1419; Neil Bousquet APR, PR, MEDIchair, (403) 256-8834,
neil.bousquet@medichair.com

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