Helping convalescing patients manage

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

Called Gather My Crew, the website was set up by volunteers and 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