Doctors on the front line living through the Covid-19 crisis every day have asked for a better way to do their jobs. A better way to save lives.
Large numbers of non-ICU specialist health care workers are being very rapidly retrained to work in intensive care units around the world. Communication is a bottleneck, especially when you’re in PPE with patients and can’t enter and leave infected hot areas. People frequently need help within their hospital teams: getting the right equipment where it’s needed, finding the right person to call in, or often just getting questions answered.
Until now that’s often been done with large WhatsApp groups, which can be chaotic, inefficient and potentially unsafe.
With help and guidance from a small group of NHS doctors, three companies from the UK and the US, Kulestar, 4 Roads and Concept Softworks had up to 40 developers working round the clock at no cost to get this specialized app finished in a week.
Call-4-Help improves communications between healthcare professionals within hospitals, making treatment quicker and more efficient. Crucially it also helps to stop the waste of precious PPE by reducing the number of transitions staff have to make in and out of hot areas.
A better way for healthcare professionals to communicate with each other will save lives.
Huge thanks to GoDaddy who donated towards the cost of the domain, and also to Digitalocean for providing the hosting free of charge in support of this initiative.
This is sent out in your request for people to hit dial if they prefer to call direct
Yes, it is hospital specific. You can change hospitals in your account settings, under the gear icon in the upper right corner.
Every time you open the app, your requests in the queue are renewed.