Homeless Healthcare is absolutely delighted that the Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC is our patron.
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Nurses from Homeless Healthcare’s innovative ‘Street Health’ pilot project have been selected as finalists in the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards. Each year the awards recognise outstanding nurses in the categories of Outstanding Graduate; Team Innovation and Nurse of the Year. The ‘Street Health’ nurses were nominated by Bernie, one of Homeless Healthcare’s long term patients[…]
MEDIA STATEMENT – Monday 17 December 2018 A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found many homeless people are trapped in a ‘revolving hospital door’, often not accessing medical care until they are very sick or in crisis. If discharged back to homelessness, the cycle continues, and at Christmas there will[…]
Accompanying an article published in The Conversation 14 November 2018 by our UWA research collaborator, Lisa Wood, the Editor noted that: “Life on the street is no place to recover from a stay in hospital, yet it happens to many people who are homeless. But, writes Lisa Wood, there’s a proven model of medical respite[…]
The Conversation, November 14, 2018 6.03am AEDT Why treat people and send them back to the conditions that made them sick? – Michael Marmot, The Health Gap, 2015 “Homelessness is one of the most intractable and complex problems facing cities around the globe,” says my colleague Dr Jim O’Connell from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless[…]
On Friday 9th of November the University of Western Australia and Homeless Healthcare hosted the inaugural homelessness and health forum held at The Platform in Perth. The forum bought together key leaders in the homeless-health field including HHC’s Director Dr Andrew Davies and was timed to coincide with Dr Jim O’Connell from Boston Health Care[…]
Homeless Healthcare’s first comprehensive evaluation report undertaken by researchers at the University of Western Australia has been released today. Since its small beginnings in 2008, Homeless Healthcare has made massive strides in providing healthcare and support to a vulnerable population group that often falls through the cracks of the health system. This is a patient[…]
Background People experiencing homelessness are heavy users of the health system, frequently presenting to Emergency Departments with acute health issues that often result in lengthy hospital admissions. WA Health data shows that the average length of stay for patients with no fixed address is double that of general population – the lack of suitable accommodation[…]
Perth GP Dr Andrew Davies’ experiment in taking primary care to the homeless began with $10,000 in personal savings and a 2am lightbulb moment that inspired him to start running mobile clinics at drop-in centres out of his car. Now, the Homeless Healthcare charity is a leading light in providing joined-up services to the city’s[…]
By Sue Yeap Homelessness Week starts next Monday, as does the annual fundraiser Homeless Healthcare Soup Kitchen at Brookfield. The objective of the soup kitchen is to increase awareness of homelessness in the community and attendant health issues. Volunteers will be selling soup donated by Brookfield restaurants including Basilica, The Apple Daily, Churchill Bar and[…]
HOUSING AND HEALTH CARE KEY TO TACKLING AUSTRALIA’S HOMELESS CRISIS Stable housing together with tailored health care services are vital in addressing homelessness, according to new research by The University of Western Australia and Homeless Healthcare. In a paper published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, UWA’s Associate Professor Lisa Wood and founder and[…]
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