Surrey Heartlands has just approved the roll-out of the paediatric HANDi App that provides advice and support to parents and carers if their children have symptoms of common childhood illnesses.  Already successfully launched in North West Surrey, 93% of those using it would recommend the app.

HANDi App offers simple and straightforward advice on what to do and who to contact when a child is unwell and includes illness-specific home assessment for six common childhood illnesses:

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • High temperature
  • Chesty baby (Bronchiolitis)
  • Chesty child (Wheeze and Asthma)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Common newborn problems

Each of the six illnesses has a home care plan to help parents and carers provide the best support for their child, and give them confidence in caring for their children when they are unwell.

You can download the HANDi App for Android phones from Google Play or the Apple App Store for iPhones by searching ‘Handi app’.