Welcome to MedEquip4kids

MedEquip4Kids is a children’s charity raising money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams.

Welcome to MedEquip4Kids

MedEquip4Kids improves the health of children and babies in the UK by providing equipment not available from limited NHS resources. We believe every child should have access to the best medical care when they need it most.

Since 1985, MedEquip4Kids has raised over £20 million to fund lifesaving paediatric medical equipment, play facilities in hospitals, specialised equipment for disabled children, and resources to improve children’s mental health.

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Get involved with MedEquip4Kids and you can help us provide the best possible medical equipment and facilities for sick and injured children and babies.

Kaelan's Story

Kaelan Fairfax-Price was born almost 16 weeks early, weighing just 1lb 10oz, at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He was transferred for further treatment to the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Royal Preston Hospital the same day. Due to his extreme prematurity, Kaelan required help with his breathing first from a ventilator, then through oxygen via a mask (CPAP). Finally he was treated using a vapotherm: a high flow oxygen therapy breathing support system.

Kaelan’s mother Stacey says: “Kaelan has been much happier since being nursed on the vapotherm – his observations are stable and he seems very comfortable”.

MedEquip4Kids has donated four vapotherms to the unit. Matron Jo Smith says: “The vapotherm is a non-invasive form of breathing support delivering humidified oxygen to babies. It also reduces the risk of pressure damage to the delicate preterm skin, which can be a risk with other breathing support systems.”

MedEquip4kids - Active Projects

Blackpool Victoria Hospital – Saturation Monitors

Blackpool Victoria Hospital – Saturation Monitors


The Children’s Ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital provides treatment and care to approximately 8,000 babies and children each year. Many of these are admitted with respiratory problems and need to have their oxygen levels closely monitored. All babies under 1… […]

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CAMHS_MedEquip4Kids


MedEquip4Kids Special Focus Project CAMHS Project – Overview 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… […]

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Firwood School, Bolton – Acheeva Learning Station

Firwood School, Bolton – Acheeva Learning Station


Firwood School in Bolton is a specialist school for secondary aged students who have severe or profound learning difficulties. Many students also have physical disabilities which severely restrict their mobility. An Acheeva Learning Station is a special bed which allows… […]

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