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Buy & Sell Medical Equipment


We are the foremost auctioneers and asset managers to the health sector and the leading medical equipment resellers in Europe. Founded over 25 years ago, we actively created a market for used medical equipment and convinced hospitals to sell assets, developing processes specific to the health sector.

We continue to refine our resale offering and offer a number of associated services, including Medical Engineering.  In addition to the core medical offering, Hilditch regularly supply laboratory equipment for use in scientific labs in niche industry sectors and educational and research facilities.  The growth in demand for surplus lab equipment and our strong market position make Hilditch an ideal partner when selling or sourcing equipment for laboratories.

Our vendor client base includes:

  • Over 95% of all acute NHS Trusts – 250 NHS Trusts and the majority of UK Private Health Groups including Spire, Ramsay, BMI and HCA.
  • Hospitals throughout Europe
  • The majority of lease companies active in the medical market
  • Medical device manufacturers and sellers
  • Clinics and healthcare facilities

We sell via auction and other sale routes, and offer our vendors a service tailored to their needs and maximising the value of the asset. We offer a global medical device remarketing service to our vendors; and serve the international medical market.

Our website is the leading portal for medical equipment resale in Europe and hosts a number of medical auctions and sales every month, both traditional sales in our salerooms and live online auctions. Buyers can bid on our sales on our website 24/7. Our sales will contain stock from locations around Europe, or held in our Malmesbury headquarters, or satellite sites.


We offer a Fully Integrated Disposal Service to the health sector, which involves the sale or disposal of all assets and cost reduction in disposal, not just high value items – click on this link to find out more.

As the market leader with one of the largest inventories of new, used and refurbished medical equipment we are best placed to assist buyers in sourcing high quality medical equipment at affordable prices. We ask however that all potential buyers read our conditions of sale and the “how our sales work” page on our website, as all items are sold as seen.

At the Hilditch Group we facilitate the resale of a large variety of specialist medical equipment, categories include:

Medical Imaging Equipment

We sell the full range of used radiography equipment in specialist online sales. This includes CT and MRI Scanners, mobile X-rays, C-arms, anaesthetic machines, ultrasound scanners, stack systems, endoscopes and dialysis machines. If you require any specific units get in touch or sign up for our sale alerts, as we have many systems available that are scheduled months in advance to be sold.

Ambulance & Emergency Services Equipment

The Hilditch Group holds regular used ambulance and emergency equipment auctions, which include items such as; monitors, stretchers, trolleys, defibrillators, generators, incident equipment and tents and even used ambulances. We have an excellent equipment resale offering to the wider emergency services sector, including Fire and Police services.

Veterinary Medical Equipment

A large number of our used and second-hand medical equipment is also appropriate for veterinary use, including; instruments, autoclaves, baby scales, scopes, stack systems, anaesthetic machines and operating tables.

Surgical & Operating Equipment

Our sales include a variety of used and second hand surgical and operating equipment including instruments, vaporisers, operating lights, operating tables, stainless steel instrument trolleys, incubators, defibrillators, monitoring systems syringe pumps, autoclaves and sterilisers.

Laboratory & Pathology Equipment

We sell a range of used laboratory or pathology equipment including analysers, centrifuges, microscopes, cover slippers, incubators and laboratory refrigeration in our laboratory equipment auctions. laboratories, hospitals and research facilities source preowned and ex-demo laboratory equipment from our sales.

Ophthalmology & Optometry Equipment

At the Hilditch Group, we have seen a large number of ophthalmology and optometry equipment pass through our doors, sources ranging from high street opticians to the redistribution of equipment from specialist eye clinics at large hospitals. If you are looking to buy or sell equipment such as; field of vision tests, glaucometers, slit lamps and retinal angiographic equipment then contact us to find out more.

Cosmetic Equipment

We have a good range of customers who buy second hand cosmetic equipment including cosmetic and dermatological lasers, scar and tattoo removal equipment, equipment for minor surgeries such as eye surgery and cosmetic surgery theatre equipment.

Care Home Equipment & Mobility Aids

We hold the only regular care home and nursing home equipment online auctions in the UK and have conducted numerous clearances of care homes. We often hold dedicated auctions for nursing, care and retirement home, furniture and equipment. Our sales contain all you need to outfit a care home, including; patient hoists, special care medical beds, baths, patient scales, mobility scooters, wheelchairs, patient seating and electric reclining chairs.

Medical Test Equipment

Our regular online medical test equipment and electrical test equipment sale contains all you need to outfit a medical engineering department or electricians, other than engineers. Recent sales have featured electrical safety analysers, PAT testers, combi-scopes, low resistance ohmmeters and more.

Dental Equipment

Dentists can buy good quality pre-owned dental equipment from our regular specialist dental auction. Our sales feature the full range of equipment including dental x-rays and OPGs, dentists’ chairs, dental drills, dental lights, autoclaves, dental instruments, dental compressors and other dentist’s essentials.