Medi Tech Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the provision of medical equipment to hospitals and medical centres. We also arrange courses to ensure that qualified medical staff are fully trained to operate the equipment we provide. In addition, the charity also focuses on advancing the education of the community in health care.
Medi Tech Trust was formed in 2002 by Robert Lewis, with the aim of raising funds through donations to purchase a Holmium Laser machine for use at the Eastbourne District General Hospital. This followed the realisation in mid-2001 of the need for a Holmium Laser machine at the local hospital in Eastbourne, so it was decided to establish a Trust to raise funds through donations to meet that demand.
Medi Tech Trust was registered as a Charity with the Charity Commission in 2002, initially allowing for the provision of medical equipment to Hospitals or Medical Centres.
The Trustees believe that donations should be primarily spent on providing equipment, training and healthcare education so benefitting the community. Medi Tech Trust does not employ professional fund raisers and all administration tasks are carried out by the Trustees and helpers.
The number of enquiries increased considerably after the Trust’s formation, causing the Trustees to formulate a plan to impartially distribute medical equipment to various hospitals in Sussex. Consequently, all items of medical equipment have been donated on a permanent loan basis so that they are still ‘owned’ by the charity and cannot be disposed of unwittingly.
In 2011, an additional objective of the charity to provide or assist in providing training to enable medical staff to operate equipment provided, was permitted by the Charity Commission.
Medi Tech Trust changed its Charity Commission status from an Unincorporated Trust to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation [CIO] in July 2014. It also added a third objective – the provision of lectures, fora and newsletters devoted to advancing the education of the community in health care.