The Innovation Agency has had a long running partnership with the Currumbin Clinic, a psychiatric hospital in the Gold Coast area. Over the years, we have assisted the hospital in maintaining their website, social media, Google Ads, graphic design and more. When the hospital wanted to create an app that would provide patients with important information and emergency contact numbers at the touch of a button, we were naturally tasked with the job.
Beyond the initial project brief, we worked together with Currumbin Clinic to develop an app that not only provides patients with instant access to information and emergency contacts, but also offers activity suggestions for patients’ stay in hospital as well as additional information on mental health and nutrition. We added a video gallery which contains videos relating to mental health, sleep and diet, encouraging and educating patients on the importance of eating well, getting good sleep and breaking the cycle of negative thoughts. Accordingly, the ‘Thought Diary’ section of the app allows patients to keep track of their emotions and thoughts throughout their time at the clinic. This has made a tremendous difference in patients’ experience over the course of their stay.
The Currumbin Clinic is a hybrid app created by Cordova. A hybrid app is one that works on both iOS and Android devices. Although this type of app is not suitable for all projects, the Currumbin Clinic app didn’t require elaborate features and we were able to bypass building in two different languages. To make things even easier for our client, we created the backend in WordPress. This enables the hospital to easily add content and update their information instantaneously.