Homepage 2020

Welcome to Physionet!

Our last loading of 2019 – bound for Sri Lanka

Training Therapists in Romania

This is the first cohort of therapists at the Maria Beatrice Centre in Alba Iulia, Romania who have just completed equipment competencies and a “train the trainer” course to equip them to better understand equipment but also to train others to use devices with children in Romania.
The course was  led jointly by Physionet’s Heather Angilley and Dr Lesley Dawson FCSP.

 

In 2019 we shipped 8139 items of refurbished equipment that would otherwise have been sent for scrap. Details…

 

Equipment Partnership Programme

Read about our new Equipment Partnership Programme – a supportive assistance package for organisations overseas dealing with children requiring therapy equipment. (Opens a new page).

Physionet teams up with LIHDA

LIHDA (Lymphoedema International Health & Delvelopment Awareness) http://www.lihda.org/ is a charity run entirely by volunteers. They have a simple goal: to improve the lives of patients suffering from lymphoedema. People suffering from this condition in low and middle income countries do not have access to garments to reduce the swelling. This generates employment difficulties and social stigma. The garments are shipped out in partnership with PhysioNet’s physio equipment. Garments are then distributed by therapists through the health care systems and regulatory bodies in each country.

Working with NRS Healthcare

NRS Healthcare is a major supplier of disability and daily living aids. Saffron Walden Rotary Club have been active in collecting surplus equipment from NRS depots, and their commissioners, in the south of England. We have also worked with NRS depots in the North. Thank you very much to NRS Healthcare and Rotary.

“We may not be able to help everyone in the world but we can make a world of difference to one person“

Funding – We are 100% funded through donations. We have virtually no overheads as all labour is given voluntarily, our costs being primarily for collection & shipping of equipment.

Please donate to allow us to continue this very worthwhile work.

Charities Commission Register No: 1175932 © PhysioNet Foundation CIO 2017