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Improving health and wellbeing

We provide specialist medical equipment for children in hospital

MedEquip4Kids improves the health and wellbeing of babies and children in the UK by providing equipment and facilities not available from limited NHS resources. We also deliver the Hummingbird Project, a programme of mental health workshops in schools.

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Our Stories

Arabella Bailey

Five-year-old Arabella was born with polydactyly, which means she has an extra thumb on her right hand. Unfortunately, Arabella has received negative comments from her peers at school, and so her, and her mum Clare were at the hospital so the surgeons could remove her extra thumb. While at the hospital, Arabella will also undergo […]

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Our Projects

Elms Bank School and College – Acheeva Graduate Bed

Bury

Elms Bank is a vibrant forward-thinking community secondary special school based in Bury. The students are aged between 11 and 19 and all have a Statement of Special Educational Needs. The school currently have one Acheeva bed on site but now, due to pupil demand, require an additional bed. The Acheeva Graduate they have requested […]

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Stepping Hill Tree House Unit – AccuVein AV500 vein viewer

Stockport

Veins in children and babies are not easily visible to the naked eye when performing invasive procedures such as inserting cannulas or taking blood samples.  The AccuVein AV500 is a handheld medical device that illuminates veins below the skin allowing the clinician to see and access the veins more easily. The vein finder improves patient […]

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Acorns Primary School – Sensory Musical Waterbed

Preston

Acorns Primary School caters for pupils from 2-11 years old with moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder and PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Disability). Their pupils’ needs are met through an adaptive and multisensory curriculum. Multisensory teaching involves using various senses such as sight, sound, touch and movement to engage pupils in […]

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“The specialist treatment chairs are a new vital resource for the therapy team and nursing staff to be able to safely and comfortably sit extremely complex, dependant, critical care patients out of bed. The chairs allow us to begin the patient’s rehabilitation journey by providing appropriate postural support at the same time as pressure relief to allow the patient to build the muscle strength to hold themselves up against gravity. This allows them to begin to interact with their environment in a more normal way, enabling them to participate in meaningful activities such as meal times and activities of daily living.”

Physiotherapy Team
Critical Care Unit
Royal Preston Hospital

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