Doctors urged to promote new patient-help website

Doctors are being urged to promote a new website helping patients to manage their private life while they are incapacitated.

The site, Gather My Crew, was set up by volunteers with a $200,000 grant from the Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund.

It is designed to help friends and family co-ordinate tasks such as meals, child care, pet care and dealing with utility providers.

“It’s for short-term crises where something happens and people don’t know how they are going to get through the next few months,” said Dr Susan Palmer (PhD), the