URGENT APPEAL: CORONAVIRUS

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As a healthcare charity we are dedicated to supporting the NHS in its hour of need. From now on we will be fundraising for medical resources wherever they are most urgently required to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Together we can face this challenge and provide NHS staff with the equipment they need to deliver lifesaving care.

Welcome to MedEquip4Kids

Based in Manchester, MedEquip4Kids improves the health of babies and children in the UK by providing equipment not available from limited NHS resources.

The worldwide coronavirus outbreak has placed us all in an unprecedented situation.  The pandemic will see a sharp rise in the numbers of patients being admitted with breathing difficulties and will put even more pressure on already overstretched respiratory equipment throughout the UK.

We are liaising with hospitals to find out what they need as an immediate priority. So far this includes apnoea alarms, saturation monitors, AIRVO 2 units and new ventilators. We are also looking at funding extra mental health resources during these difficult times.  To donate to our conoravirus appeal, please click on the red button at the top of this page.

How You Can
HELP US

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

Coronavirus 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.

One of the first pieces of equipment we will be fundraising for as part of our coronavirus appeal is 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.

We have funded suction machines for ISCAN in the past to help them to cope with the high demand for them. The demand will now be greater because of the growing number of patients needing their support.

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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