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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

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: (languages: Hungarian, English, German)

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