Christchurch hospitals are appealing for the return of loan equipment after running low since the earthquakes.
The Canterbury District Health Board wants to ensure that hospitals are well-stocked over the winter.
Overdue equipment includes wheelchairs, crutches, shower stools, commodes, seats and walking frames.
Spokesperson Stella Ward says the quakes have caused a big distraction to people and the DHB understands that they may have forgotten to return borrowed items.
However, Ms Ward says even if equipment has been lost in quake-damaged homes, it would still like to know.