COVID-19 APPEAL

Since March 2020 we have been fundraising to provide NHS staff with equipment to deliver lifesaving care to those affected by COVID-19. As winter approaches and pressure on hospitals increases, we will continue to raise funds for respiratory equipment to treat patients admitted with breathing difficulties. To donate now, please click on the red button above.

THANK YOU

Welcome to MedEquip4Kids

Based in Manchester, MedEquip4Kids improves the health of babies and children in the UK by providing hospitals with equipment not available from limited NHS resources. We also deliver our Hummingbird Project of mental health workshops in schools.

Since 1985 MedEquip4Kids has raised over £24 million to fund neo natal and paediatric medical equipment, sensory and play facilities in hospitals, specialised equipment for disabled children and mental health support. Last year these resources had a positive impact on the health of 93,600 young people.

How You Can
HELP US

There are lots of ways you can get involved with MedEquip4Kids, whether it's through making a regular donation, volunteering or taking part in an event. Please get in touch with us for more information.

COVID-19 and children's health

Although the overall risk of COVID-19 is lower for children than it is for other age groups, some young patients will be especially affected by the virus. This is because they have underlying health conditions that mean their lungs are weakened or their immune systems less able to fight it off.

We're providing new suction machines for ISCAN (Integrated Service for Children with Additional Needs) in Tameside and Glossop. ISCAN supports 655 children in the community with disabilities and complex health needs. Many require regular suction treatment to keep their lungs clear of mucus and allow them to breathe more easily.

The pandemic and its consequences have taken a toll on everyone’s wellbeing and in particular those who already struggle with their mental health. Over 80% of young people with conditions like anxiety, depression or OCD have reported worsening of their symptoms since the outbreak. We're raising funds to ensure CAMHS have the extra resources they needed to help their young patients through these difficult times.

MedEquip4Kids - Active Projects

CAMHS

CAMHS


What is CAMHS? CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Teams across the UK work with children from birth to 18 who are suffering, or are at risk of, mental health disorders. It is estimated that one in… […]

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“Magic Medic” brings joy to kids in hospital

“Magic Medic” brings joy to kids in hospital


MedEquip4Kids was delighted to receive a grant of £10,000 in 2018 from the Postcode Community Trust. The funding  has enabled “Magic Medic” Louby Lou to visit children receiving treatment at Stepping Hill Hospital, Royal Bolton Hospital and Macclesfield General Hospital for… […]

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Coronavirus Appeal

Coronavirus Appeal


FIRST REQUEST ISCAN (Integrated Service for Children with Additional Needs) in Tameside and Glossop supports 655 children in the community with disabilities and complex health needs. Many require regular suction treatment to keep their lungs clear of mucus and allow… […]

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