After World War II, following 150 years of operation of its Buda Hospital, the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God lost all of its hospitals in Hungary when religious orders were dissolved by the totalitarian communist party. Since then, the Buda Hospital continued to work under the name of ’National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy’ (ORFI). In 2000, after this forced break of 50 years, the Order could take the Buda Hospital back into its own management, and the spiritual heritage of Saint John of God experienced a revival.
The physicians and the nursing staff, the other employees of the Hospital supporting their work as well as the management co-ordinating the operation of the entire medical institute are committed to take care of patients by an integrated holistic approach, considering the person as a whole, with their body, mind, spirit and emotions being treated and nursed at the same time. There are almost one thousand medical consultants with various qualifications as well as specialised health care assistants, spiritual counsellors and soul care specialists, and voluntary helpers engaged in helping the patients.
The Buda Hospital of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God is the largest Centre of the Hospitaller Order in Hungary. In Vác and Pécs, chronic care, adult hospice services and nursing are provided, while the Budapest Hospital functions as a polyclinic.