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The 2018 Community Initiative by locally based charity, Medi Tech Trust, is probably the first of its kind in the UK. Its two-fold purpose involved the donation of medical equipment worth £70,000 to Eastbourne and Polegate surgeries. 14 surgeries each submitted their ‘Wish List’ for £5,000 worth of urgently needed equipment that will assist their staff in carrying out their work more easily, safely and professionally, while ensuring that the equipment would be to the benefit of their patients. 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
Medi Tech Trust was founded by Bob Lewis in 2002, who invited Graham Watson to be the chairman and co-founder, with the aim of purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment to reduce or eliminate invasive surgery. The third Trustee, Jonathan Payne, has acted as Treasurer for several years. They receive no remuneration.
The charity also arranges training visits abroad as well as the advancement of health care education in the community. Over £1 million worth of medical equipment has been donated to date and a further 750,000 surgical items distributed overseas.