Bethesda Children Hospital

Bethesda Children Hospital

Bethesda Children Hospital

Bethesda u. 3-5, 1146, Budapest, Hungary - +3613649020

description of organisation

The Children Hospital Bethesda provides medical and mental health care for children between 0-18 ages.
The main aim is to give patients high standards of medical service but it is also important to conducive to personal, emotional, social spiritual growth. Within the hospital setting Bethesda group children according to their chronological age and medical needs. The Hospital has 200 beds and the possibility of effective work in nine different departments such as internal medicine, surgery, ER, neurology, lab, diagnostic, dermatological center and we have a new department for rehabilitation.
The Hospital cares annually about 100.000 children in the ambulant care system. There is about 414 staff, where are around 261 nurses, 153 doctors, and other staff for running the hospital everyday life.
The Bethesda Children Hospital is the only church established children hospital in Eastern Europe, where the patient whole healing is taken into consideration. There are pastors and therapists, who are also supporting the children’s mental and spiritual healing.
The hospital has its own epilepsy department and Hungary’s only children burn center.
The hospital has around 30 local volunteers from a different age who are coming to support the children or helping the hospital in other ways.
2 volunteers will work with the rehabilitation department where the playing room is situated and 1 at the main building.
There are children for a longer term for example after an accident and they have to learn to move, to speak and to walk again.
As a children's hospital, it is very important for us to keep children in a good atmosphere, so they are motivated mentally in their healing, therefore we are looking for young people with creativity who are able to listen and support children and families in a difficult situation. Therefore we keep integrated our clients into social life as a playing room and play some little games, to let them get in touch with other cultures where they can focus not on their illness but something else, be joyful about something and play with young people who do voluntary service. We want to open our hospital for everybody who wants to bring fresh air into our work, to the children but also to the staff. A volunteer having a different cultural background and showing competencies (patience and be kind with ill children) could enrich our work at a large extend.
There is a volunteer coordinator Imre Reményi, who is responsible to coordinate local volunteers and international volunteers as well.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

  • Cultural differences
  • Social obstacles

This organisation holds a European Solidarity Corps Quality Label. The Quality Label certifies that the organisation is able to run projects in compliance with the principles and objectives of the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC: 946794788 OID: E10130789
Last updated on 05/10/21

Organisation topics

Skills development

Health and wellbeing