PhysioNet

Wheelchairs are collected by both PhysioNet and MCF which are refurbished in the workshop at HMP Garth. The refurbished wheelchairs are then distributed by PhysioNet who send shipments of mobility equipment in 40ft containers to destinations around the world, including Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

PhysioNet was established in 2005 with the aim of providing physiotherapy and mobility equipment for the disabled in developing countries. Bulk collections of equipment are made from the NHS, Social Service Departments, Local Education Authorities and the private sector throughout the UK. PhysioNet is based in North Yorkshire with support centres in East Anglia, Lancashire, South East and the West Country. Equipment is checked and listed at the PhysioNet depot in North Yorkshire.

More information about PhysioNet can be found on their website.