The Order’s auxiliary organisation in Hungary (MMSz) launches new online care initiative
Video clips offer help in seven languages
Budapest, 22 August 2013
Hungary – a first aid exercise
The Order of Malta Charity Service (MMSz) launches a ‘Web nurse’ programme on its website this month. The project provides a series of short instructions, set out in small videos, for the disabled and for patients just returning from hospital. The videos, which will provide a support for those who care for a patient at home but have little medical experience, cover basic care for the patient in a series of simple, easy to follow instructions.
A special support for patients and their families
The video clips – between 50 and 60 of them – are offered in 7 languages: Hungarian, Czech, English, German, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, and run at 1.5 minutes each. ‘Simple ideas are often the most effective,’ says the CEO of MMSz, Lajos Gyorki. ‘We hope these short films will prove a special support for patients and their families.’
The MMSz also has a ‘Questions in First Aid’ App for Smartphones, which has proved very effective. The App asks: where are you? How many injured are there? Where can we call you? Already there are 9,000 users in Hungary – and it’s free.
For more information on the works the Order carries out in Hungary: www.maltai.hu (languages: Hungarian, English, German)