Medicash - the first 150 years

From humble beginnings, to one of the UK’s leading health cash plan providers

Our story so far...

In 2021 Medicash celebrated its 150th anniversary, and we are so proud of our fascinating history that we wanted to highlight some key moments on our timeline from our roots in Victorian Liverpool to protecting the Amazon rainforest.

We’ve come a long way since 1871 and we would like to say a big thank you to all who have been a part of the Medicash journey – past, present and future. We can’t wait to see what’s next!

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Over 150 years of history

Medicash hospital 1871

1871 - 8th January

Medicash was established to support and finance Victorian hospitals via charitable donations.


Medicash in 1927


1d IN THE POUND was formed

Many people across Merseyside still refer to Medicash as ‘The Penny in the Pound’

Medicash Ambulance 1929


The Fund purchased 3 ambulances to help transport patients to hospital.

The fleet grew to 16, garaged at a purpose build Ambulance Station

Medicash Ambulance 1929


During World War 2, contributors paid an extra penny a week to support Merseyside War Relief Authorities.

The extra contributions raised around £115,000

Merseyside Hospitals Council ambulance


Medicash adapted to provide financial support for those contributors who needed dental and optical treatments or who had a period of hospitalisation