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Physionet collects surplus physiotherapy and related equipment across the UK. Once checked, it is shipped to countries across the world where these items are then distributed to people who would not normally have access to them.

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Imogen’s Chair goes to a Good Home


Imogen, a seven year old pupil at a school in West Yorkshire donated her chair to PhysioNet in 2018.  The chair was sent to the Maria Beatrice Centre in Romania (2018) where it was given to a young girl – Georgiana.

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

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, which is swelling of the limbs caused by various medical conditions. People suffering from this condition in low and middle income countries do not have access to garments to reduce the swelling, and they suffer from employment difficulties and social stigma. The garments are distributed by therapists through the health care systems and regulatory bodies in each country. The garments are shipped in containers or lorries with other redundant equipment in partnership with PhysioNet.

Thanks to 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.

Spinal Injuries Association of Fiji

Spinal Injury Association of Fiji
On May 1st 2019 The Spinal Injury Association of Fiji received its 15th consignment from the PhysioNet UK, which included mobility devices and medical consumables for persons living with disabilities. While officiating at the handing over ceremony, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, said access to mobility devices was essential for many disabled people.

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