Is our 2018 ‘TELL US WHAT YOU NEED’
Community Initiative the first of its kind in the UK
TELL US WHAT YOU NEED
In 2015, Medi Tech Trust organised a series of seminars for members of the public as part of a ‘Healthcare in the Community’ project. Amongst others, 14 Eastbourne & District surgeries displayed leaflets advertising those seminars, for which we were most grateful.
Our charity knows that more and more minor surgical procedures are being carried out at surgery level rather than referring patients to the local hospital. To express our gratitude for their past cooperation, in March 2018, Medi Tech Trust launched a new Community Initiative, which may be the first of its kind in the UK. Through ongoing fundraising efforts, our charity aimed to donate equipment worth £5,000 to each participating surgery.
Doctors and Practice Managers were invited to submit a wish list of items of medical equipment that they feel would greatly benefit their patients or would assist their surgery in carrying out such procedures more effectively. On receiving these wish lists a small panel of medical experts verified that these items will genuinely be of benefit to Eastbourne’s residents. Nearly 90 items were requested and all were honoured.
A Presentation Evening was held on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at the Eastbourne District General Hospital, when the Guest of Honour, the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, present the items on behalf of the charity. The Mayor of Eastbourne was also in attendance.
The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, The Mayor of Eastbourne,
together with Medi Tech Trust Trustees, volunteers and surgery representatives