See our latest Newsletter here - packed with Physionet activities from around the globe!
Trinidad! It's another First for Physionet!
On Saturday 27th October we loaded a container bound for Trinidad, West Indies. This is the first to the West Indies. It was commissioned by the Rotary Club of Felicity Charlieville in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago
A Moroccan Story - 2018
A lady from Leicester visited our premises in Yorkshire looking for a buggy for her 6 year old nephew who lives in Morocco. He has Cerebral Palsy with all 4 limbs affected as a result of negligence at birth; there is no compensation arrangements in Morocco to help with his care. He lives in one room with his mum. He cannot eat very well, choking easily, and he is still wearing clothes for an 18 month old. He is 6 years old.
Until he had the buggy he could only lie on the bed. Physionet provided a buggy and now he is better supported. He can look around and interact with others more easily; Mum and he can get out now but, more importantly, he sits in a much better position for feeding reducing the risk of choking and pneumonia.
First shipment to Moldova!
A 45 foot truck was loaded on 15th September from stores at Dishforth Airfield bound for Moldova. The event was significant for the charity as it was the first consignment to Moldova and the first to be loaded from a military base. PhysioNet volunteers were joined by Andrew Jones MP to load the truck.
Peter Thompson said “We partner with many organisations across the globe such as National Disabled Persons Associations, Rotary and Lions Clubs etc. On this occasion our partner is MAD-Aid, a UK based charity ensuring that medical aid is delivered to Moldova where there is a great need.”
PhysioNet was established in 2005 with the aim of providing physiotherapy and mobility equipment for the disabled in developing countries. Bulk collections of equipment are made from the NHS, Social Service Departments, Local Education Authorities and the private sector throughout the UK. PhysioNet is based in North Yorkshire with support centres in East Anglia, Lancashire, South East and the West Country. Equipment is checked and listed at the PhysioNet depot in North Yorkshire. Items are then sent in 40' containers to destinations around the world, including Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.