An initiative by non-profit La Route des Défis

An initative by non-profit
La Route des Défis

1
Tablets delivered
1
institutions helped
1
patients connected*

*estimation based

on the average

number of authorised

beds by institution

" The worst part, are the people who die alone and who beg to say goodbye to their children."
Francesca Cortellaro
Italian doctor

For the past 3 years, the Brussels-based non-profit La Route des Défis has been putting beneficiaries, donors and institutions in touch with one another. But now, in exceptional times, we are ready to take on even mor eexceptional actions. And this is why this spring, we’ve decided to launch Operation LinkUp. 

To collect – Condition – Coordinate the distribution of mobile tablets for isolated patients in Belgian hospitals. 

This operation is tailor-made for each of our medial partners thanks to the collaboration between LinkUp and the dedicated services within each hospital. In this context, we call on companies to contribute to our efforts by supporting LinkUp through material or financial donations. We call on individuals to donate a tablet to allow patients and their loved ones to stay connected. 

Together, let's act.

Tablet donation

Would you like to participate in our initiative with a tablet donation ?

Volunteering

Do you want to help us physically and provide logistical support ?

Financial donation

You do not have a tablet to donate but still want to contribute to our initiative ?

Collaborations

You are an organisation, a company, and you want to help us or need us ?

How does it work ?

Assess the needs of hospitals

  • We identify the specific need of the hospital.
  • We carry out a specific action plan for each partner.
  • We can provide tablets, volunteers and technical and/or logistical support.
 

Assess the needs of hospitals

  • We identify the specific need of the hospital.
  • We carry out a specific action plan for each partner.
  • We can provide tablets, volunteers and technical and/or logistical support.
 

Collect tablets

  • We come to collect donations of tablets from individuals
  • We create partnerships with companies.
  • Whether by bike, by van or on foot, we always put hygiene and safety regulations first.

Collect tablets

  • We come to collect donations of tablets from individuals.
  • We create partnerships with companies.
  • Whether by bike, by van or on foot, we always put hygiene and safety regulations first.

Disinfect – Sort – Program – Condition

  • The tablets are packaged and progammed.
  • A tracking system tracks origin and destination of the tablets.
  • We prepare tailor-made deliveries for the hospitals.

– Disinfect 

– Sort 

– Program 

– Condition

  • The tablets are packaged and progammed.
  • A tracking system tracks origin and destination of the tablets.
  • We prepare tailor-made deliveries for the hospitals.

At the hospital

  • Volunteers deliver and put the tablets into service.
  • Upon request and if needed, our volunteers can organize the calls and further logistics.
  • We can also train staff to use the tablets.

At the hospital

  • Volunteers deliver and put the tablets into service.
  • Upon request and if needed, our volunteers can organize the calls and further logistics.
  • We can also train staff to use the tablets.

Connect patients to loved ones

  • Isolated people get connected to their loved ones.
  • Reducing isolation means increasing healing and improving overall wellbeing.
  • Solidarity – Commitment – Dignity 

Connect patients to loved ones

  • Isolated people get connected to their loved ones.
  • Reducing isolation means increasing healing and improving overall wellbeing.
  • Solidarity – Commitment – Dignity 

Institutions

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Partners

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Any question ?

Any question ?

  • I’D LIKE TO HELP BUT DON’T HAVE A TABLET TO DONATE?

    The LinkUp initiative offers everyone the opportunity to contribute and help out. Indeed, our team is looking for tablet donations, but not only that.  

    Here are two other ways of contributing:

    • On the one hand, we are counting on financial donations to allow us to buy new and high-performing tablets in large numbers.
    • On the other hand, we are always looking for volunteers to facilitate the execution of our operation (mainly for the collection of tablets and management of the use of tablets in hospitals).

    If you would like to help us by making a financial donation, click here.

    If you would like to offer your help as a volunteer, click here.

  • I WANT TO DONATE MY TABLET, HOW DO I DO IT?

  • CAN I GET MY TABLET BACK?

    LinkUp only works through the donation of your tablet, and that for practical reasons. It is difficult at present to estimate the duration of the health crisis we are experiencing. We plan to leave the tablets in the hospitals so that they can continue to benefit people isolated, even after the crisis. If the tablets are no longer useful to the hospitals, we will then reassess their purpose. They will then be made available for any other project with a social and solidarity objective, in line with the purpose of the non-profit organization La Route des Défis.

  • CAN I SELECT WHERE MY TABLET WILL GO?

    No, the allocation of tablets depends on the needs of partnering hospitals. However, you will be given an identification number the moment we collect your tablet. This number will allow you to track the destination of your tablet when it is received by the hospital.

  • WHAT TYPE OF TABLET CAN I DONATE?

    We accept all tablet models built from 2014 on. Older tablets do not meet the minimum requirements needed to install video conferencing applications and are therefore incompatible with our project.

  • I AM SICK. CAN I STILL DONATE MY TABLET?

    Yes. Our team has implemented a procedure that respects government health and safety measures.

  • DO YOU ONLY HELP HOSPITALS?

    No. We help other institutions, such as rest houses, to maintain contact with isolated people.

  • HOW MANY PATIENTS BENEFIT FROM THE PROJECT?

    That will depend on the number of tablets we manage to collect. We are advancing step by step, onboarding hospitals as we go along. In every hospital we help, the goal is for all isolated patients to have LinkUp support and to be able to call their loved ones.

    To do this, we are working with hospitals to set up processes for the use of the tablets in order to increase the number of recipients of your donation.

  • WHY GIVE MY TABLET TO LINKUP?

    LinkUp is in touch with the administrative department and nursing staff of each partnering hospital. Each hospital faces a different reality and organizes itself accordingly. We try to provide, through this contact, the most suitable system for each structure:

    • the type and number of tablets and chargers
    • the applications used and needed
    • the creation of a user account guaranteeing security
    • training hospital staff to use the tablets
    • etc

    Our goal? Facilitate this action and optimize the time of the hospital staff by ensuring the effective use of tablets.

  • MY TABLET HAS BEEN COLLECTED, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

    • Once your tablet has been collected, our team will send you a SMS with the identification number of your tablet. It is then sent to our workshop where our IT specialist is responsible for resetting it and equipping it with all the necessary video conferencing applications.
    • The tablets are now ready for use and will be transported to a hospital by us. 
    • Once the hospital receives the tablet, you will receive another SMS informing you of the establishment you have just supported with your act of kindness.

  • Our team (confined)

    Our team (confined)

    Contact

    La Route des Défis ASBL 

    22 Avenue du Daim, 1170 Bruxelles, Belgique

    BE0694.958.379