Modern hospital care has changed. With initiatives such as hospital-in-the-home, people tend to be discharged from hospital much earlier than they have in the past and hospital stays now tend to be much shorter.
Unfortunately, without a home to stay in, homeless people cannot access the services that enable shorter stays in hospital. To be managed properly, they would require a longer hospital stay. Such lengthy hospital stays are expensive.
As an alternative to these expensive hospital stays, Homeless Healthcare (Mobile GP) would like to set up and run a respite centre where homeless people can have their health needs addressed when they do not require the full services of a hospital but are not yet well enough for life out on the streets. Such a service will save the health system valuable taxpayers’ money.