The Order’s auxiliary organisation in Hungary launches new online care initiative
The Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta (MMSz) has launched a ‘WebNurse’ programme on its website. The project provides a series of short instructions, set out in small videos, on how to care for the disabled and for patients just returning from hospital. The videos, which will provide support for informal carers (those who care for a patient at home but have little medical experience), cover basic care methods in a series of simple, easy to follow instructions.
The video films (approx. 40 at the moment) will be offered in 7 languages: Hungarian, Czech, English, German, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, and run at 30 seconds to 1.5 minutes each. ‘Simple ideas are often the most effective,’ says the CEO of MMSz, Lajos Győri-Dani. ‘We hope that these short films will provide an effective and special support for patients and their families.’
The WebNurse is a pilot initiative in the frame of the HELPS project (Housing and Homecare for the Elderly and vulnerable people and Local Partnership Strategies in Central European cities) which is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF.
The MMSz also has a ‘Questions in case of emergency’ App for Smartphones, which has proved very effective. The App asks: where are you? How many injured are there? Where can we call you? There are already 9,000 users in Hungary – and it’s free.