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Friday, June 02, 2017

Guidelines for the Slaight Family Foundation Hospital Bed Funding Program

Easter Seals Ontario has been granted a multi year grant from the Slaight Family Foundation to provide a hospital bed and specialized mattress funding program. This will be the second year of an annual time limited program.

The program will provide funding towards a single sized hospital bed with a basic mattress or a specialized mattress. Priority will be given to those who have no hospital bed or specialized mattress. The funding does not extend to cribs, enclosed cribs/enclosed bed systems or purchased hospital beds or specialized mattresses.


  • to be eligible for this program, the applicant must be registered with Easter Seals Ontario, under the age of 19 years and have a valid Ontario Health Card. 
  • this funding is not included in the annual $3,000 limit of Easter Seals’ Financial Assistance Program.
  • the request for financial assistance must be submitted and a response must be received prior to the hospital bed, specialized mattress being ordered or received 
  • vendor must be located in Ontario
  • if any information is missing or incomplete, the application will not be reviewed
  • labour/installation, taxes, delivery or assessment costs are not funded 
  • current quote and letters of support from a health professional (i.e. occupational therapist or physiotherapist) must accompany this application 
  • applicant must complete the authorization to release information stating the vendor to whom Easter Seals is to release the notification of approved funding 
  • applicant must initial that he/she has not ordered or received the single sized hospital bed, specialized mattress 
  • the completed application must be signed and dated
  • funding approval is valid for 4 months from the date of approval. The invoice from the vendor must be received prior to the end of the 4 month period 
  • if an invoice is received and the date of the delivery is noted to be prior to approval given by Easter Seals Ontario, then it is not eligible for Easter Seals funding.
  • funding approval will not be considered to be valid and the parent will be responsible to pay the full amount to the vendor.
  • parents are responsible to order the equipment after an approval letter has been received from Easter Seals Ontario. Parents must sign and date the invoice upon receiving the equipment. Once the item has been received, Easter Seals payment will be paid to the vendor directly. No funds will be paid directly to the parent.

Please Note:

This program is being offered commencing June 1, 2017 and will close once all funds have been distributed. This specific program is not part of Easter Seals’ Financial Assistance Program

Click here for the application.

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