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Hi all

As you all know there is a terrible war going on in Ukraine, destroying much of the infrastructure including hospitals. We are going to be donating various items of Medical equipment and supplies through appropriate channels to try and help the situation.
What We are going to need to help support this is:
European mains leads, which you probably dont want anyway, so that equipment can be plugged in.
Any kind of wound vacuum systems that are still functional
Any kind of working rapid infusers
Any In date adult CVC multi-lumen catheters

If you think that you can help with any of this, or any other kit, do please call or email me.

Thanks
Richard Aldridge
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Good luck with this Richard.


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How is this equipment appeal going Richard?


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Absolutely nothing at all from any other sites being offered, but I have heard that other hospitals are doing things.

We now have a whole pile of stuff ready to go including ventilators, monitors and a whole pile of consumables.


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I'm interested in the "appropriate channels", Richard. The logistics, if you like.

How do you plan to get the stuff there? Are you co-operating with others (about transportation, for example)?

Are you supporting a particular group? Have they make it clear what their needs (requirements) are? What we used to call "pull"?

Or do you - yes, you've guessed it - "push"? That is, send whatever you can, and/or think they might need?

I'm also wondering about the status of the equipment you are sending; who does (did) it belong to? Old? New? Stuff that can be "spared" (or about to be got rid of, anyway)?

"Ventilators, monitors"? Dare I ask:- how about tech support?

My limited research on line indicates that there are now a fair number of field hospitals set up in Ukraine (from various countries, and various groups - some religious). I hope there is somebody co-ordinating all that activity (although TBH, and based on my own experiences, I doubt it).

For balance, I'll also mention at least a few on the "other side" (in Belarus, and Crimea it would seem) ... but I guess you are not supporting those.

Lastly, @Huw:- do we have any biomeds from Ukraine as members of this site? It would be nice to gain a feel for the "state of biomed" out there (even before the invasion).


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Originally Posted by Geoff Hannis
Lastly, @Huw:- do we have any biomeds from Ukraine as members of this site? It would be nice to gain a feel for the "state of biomed" out there (even before the invasion).

39 members have listed their location as Ukraine.

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How are there fellow biomed at Ukraine? Praying you are all doing well.


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Hi Geoff

In answer to your questions. Pretty well all of the kit we are giving away is kit we would have gotten rid of anyway to the usual hospital auctioneers. All of it is quite old, but is working and has been checked as working before we give it away. As far as possible we have also supplied all leads and accessories.

We have had donations of European mains leads and gas hoses from a couple of companies, so as far as we can the items can be used straight away

These items are being coordinated by one of our ITU consultants who is polish, and has contacts with Medical aid Ukraine. She has worked with this charity to ensure that we are donating items that are wanted.
I'm hoping that they get their act together soon, as we now have a large quantity of items, which will hopefully all go in one big truck.

I have no idea what their tech support is like, but thats not going to stop us making the effort. One Anaesthetist from Ukraine told me that the hospital she was working in is no longer there. I therefore think that anything we can give at 0 or minimal cost will be better than nothing at all.


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Hi Richard,

Originally Posted by brompton
Absolutely nothing at all from any other sites being offered, but I have heard that other hospitals are doing things. We now have a whole pile of stuff ready to go including ventilators, monitors and a whole pile of consumables.

Thats a shame. I hope that enough medical equiopment is getting through to Ukraine, wherever it comes from. Good luck with you delivery.


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@Richard: thanks for the info.

It's a noble cause; no doubt about it.

Medical Aid Ukraine

The UMAUK Facebook page is also an interesting place to keep an eye on. Lots of folk looking for advice and (or) help, plus links to other groups etc.


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