Electrical Medical Equipment Power cuts can be particularly challenging for those who use medical equipment which depends on electricity. This equipment includes: Heart, lung or ventilator machine Dialysis, feeding pump and automated medication Oxygen concentrator Nebuliser Sleep apnoea monitor Medically dependant showering/bathing Careline/telecare system Medicine refrigeration Stair lift Bath hoist Electric bed If you are dependent on any of the equipment above, there are a few things you should do to prepare yourself for a power cut. 1. Join the Priority Service Register Signing up to our Priority service register means that your network operator is aware of your electrical equipment and can offer a variety of support and advice surrounding power cuts. You can do this online or you can call our Customer Care team on 0330 10 10 167. 2. Talk to a medical professional Discuss how a potential power cut will affect you and your medical equipment with your carer or doctor who will help you plan for such an event. 3. Battery back-up If you have not done so already, consider a battery back-up for your essential medical equipment should you experience a power cut.