Ill redirect my point to Hereford then as when the new equipment library was setup. It was proven we(now them) lack a good amount of Air Beds and Infusion pumps.
The problem was mainly caused by the powers that be because they "nerfed" the departments budget some what four times I believe.
And it doesn't surprise me about the 500's going to the skip. Hereford still do the same. Only a small margin make its way to Africa for charity.