PhysioNet volunteers with a 40 container ready for shipping to SrI Lanka in July
PhysioNet volunteers with a 40 container ready for shipping to SrI Lanka in July

Charity desperately searches for new home

22 September 2016

PhysioNet, a registered charity based in North Yorkshire is desperately searching for a new Home.

For the last eleven years PhysioNet has been collecting equipment from the NHS and other health providers for re-use in developing countries.

Equipment is checked and listed at the PhysioNet depot near Boroughbridge and then sent in 40′ containers to destinations around the world, including Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Recently a national Sunday newspaper has reported that piles of redundant NHS equipment are being dumped and has called for action to be taken to stop this waste.

The charity has faced many challenges over its eleven years but it now faces its biggest hurdle because it has to vacate its depot and is on the lookout for somewhere else.

Its current home is a barn on a farm where it has free use, but it only has weeks before it is likely that it will have to leave.


PhysioNet Chairman, David Kaye, said:

We are tremendously grateful to our landlords for allowing use free use of a large barn for all these years. Without this benefit it is difficult to imagine how we could have carried on. The search is now on for an old farm or industrial building with HGV access in the Harrogate, Knaresborough or Boroughbridge area.


PhysioNet turns discarded equipment into life-changing gifts for thousands of children and adults around the world – recycling on a grand scale. There is a danger that this work will have to cease if new premises cannot be found.

For more information and offers of help please contact David Kaye (01423) 797842 e-mail:

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