‘It offsets the budget from the hospital,’ rental coordinator says. ‘Anything to help.’

By Kelly Bennett, CBC News Posted: Dec 29, 2017 5:45 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 29, 2017 5:45 AM ET

It started when a film company was shooting a scene with a drug addict. They needed a syringe. So they called up a Hamilton hospital to see if they could borrow one.

The request made it to the small team that manages patient equipment at Hamilton Health Sciences hospitals.

A year and a half later, the team whisks prop rental reps and set designers in and out, renting them patient beds, heart rate monitors, medical supplies, old pill bottles and linens.

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