Following the easing of coronavirus restrictions, the team at the Drees & Sommer office in Hungary helped the Gézengúz Foundation with the reopening of their center in Budapest.
May 07, 2020
One half day
The Drees & Sommer team at the Hungarian regional office
Founded in 1990 by pediatrician Dr. Judit Schultheisz, the Gézengúz Foundation’s mission is to facilitate the treatment and rehabilitation of infants and children with developmental risks (e.g. premature babies) or diseases of the perinatal nervous system .
In addition to a range of special methods and ergotherapy for the treatment of the children, psychological and social support services for the affected families play a major role in the centre’s activities. For example, the foundation provides families with a ‘home away from home’ so that they can stay close to their child during their hospital stay.
After the easing of restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation had a very short time to comply with strict requirements before it was allowed to reopen.
The Drees & Sommer team in Hungary volunteered at the foundation’s center in Budapest. The Dresos helped with the storage of developmental aids and toys, cleaning of the building, and disinfection of therapy rooms and equipment. They also donated masks, detergents, disinfectant and a contactless thermometer.
In this way, Drees & Sommer Hungary was able to help the foundation quickly meet the requirements for reopening of the building, while at the same time creating a clean and attractive environment for patients.
„The current situtation is challenging for everyone, so it is particularly important that we support each other. It is great that we were able to help the foundation reopen the doors and welcome children again.”
Anna Rozgonyi, Drees & Sommer Hungaria Kft.
In the 25 years since its foundation, the Gézengúz Foundation has cared for tens of thousands of infants and children. The therapeutic, pedagogical and social services it provides fill substantial gaps in Hungary's state health system.