Sale of Medical Equipment
The Hilditch Group are the foremost auctioneers and asset managers to the health sector and the leading medical equipment resellers in Europe. Founded over 22 years ago we actively created a market for used medical equipment and convinced hospitals to sell assets, developing processes specific to the health sector.
Currently over 95% of all acute NHS Trusts use us on a regular basis to sell medical assets. Our clients include over 250 NHS Trusts, the majority of lease companies and the Spire, Ramsay and BMI Health Groups.
We hold a medical equipment sale once a month at our Malmesbury saleroom; the only regular medical equipment auction in the UK. As well as regular sales in Malmesbury, we also hold online sales via our website and sales on site anywhere in the country.
We offer a fully integrated disposal service to the health sector – click on this link to find out more.
We hold regular specialist medical sales within the following areas: Medical, pathology and laboratory, nursing home and mobility aids, ambulance equipment, imaging equipment, specialist veterinary, medical test equipment, dental equipment.
Buying Used Medical Equipment
Medical equipment is built to very high standards and is designed to last many years. Second hand medical equipment can often be purchased at 10-15% of the original purchase price and gives access to high specification equipment for minimal investment. In addition, older equipment is often easier to maintain in harsher environments and is less reliant on consumables and expensive manufacturer support; and can be repaired at component level.
Where does the medical equipment we sell come from?
NHS hospitals, the majority of the private healthcare groups in the UK, major manufacturers and distributors, lease companies and finance houses.
What to look out for when buying used medical equipment
Buying second hand equipment is considered risky if you do not know the equipment, but if you buy with care you will purchase safely.While all items are “sold as seen” in our medical auctions and the buyer must satisfy themselves of the condition of the item, we describe any known faults and our engineers can issue basic condition reports on request and check any queries you may have (although all engineers reports remain their opinion).
Our Medical Engineering Department can conduct calibration, servicing and repairs of equipment if requested, prior to you collecting equipment you have purchased from our sales.
We sell the full range of medical equipment and our sales include: CT and MRI Scanners, mobile x-ray, c-arms, anaesthetic machines, ultrasound scanners, operating microscopes, stack systems, ventilators, patient couches,BP monitors, surgical instruments, endoscopes, microscopes, dialysis machines, incubators, defibs, monitoring systems, vaporisers, autoclaves and sterilizers, operating lights, operating tables, stainless steel instrument trolleys, syringe pumps and much more...
Help Sourcing Second Hand Equipment
If you have any queries on items in our sales we are happy to check and advise, although it always better to view equipment if possible. Our auctioneers and medical engineers have a wealth of experience of medical equipment and are always happy to share this.
If you are looking for specific items we can advise you when these come up, but if it is general medical equipment, the answer is in every sale!!!!
Medical Equipment Maintenance
We have our own Medical Engineering division - dedicated to all aspects of repairs and maintenance.
A good source of spare parts and leads is vital, please contact us for details of suppliers.