Providing primary healthcare for homeless and marginalised people addressing routine and complex health care needs.
Homelessness can affect anyone. Once a person becomes homeless their health deteriorates dramatically and health problems in turn contribute to a person becoming homeless. The chronically homeless have the worst health outcomes of any subgroup in our community. Living on the fringe of society, homeless people find it difficult to access healthcare. Food and basic shelter are a priority. Preoccupied with meeting these basic needs, health issues are often ignored until late in the course of the illness. This results in frequent presentations to the Emergency Department, prolonged hospital admissions and more obstacles to moving beyond homelessness. By working with drop-in centres and shelters, Mobile GP also focuses on patient education and positive lifestyle changes.
Funds raised: $13,525
Mobile GP got involved in TFN's 2013 pilot series and raised $13,525 to continue providing primary healthcare for homeless and marginalised people addressing routine and complex health care needs.
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