A Medical Service for People Experiencing Homelessness - Hope 103.2

A Medical Service for People Experiencing Homelessness

The Street Side Medics are trying to remove barriers that are stopping people experiencing homelessness in receiving essential healthcare.

Listen: Hope 103.2's Ally Barnes chats with Dr Daniel Nour from Street Side Medics

By Ally BarnesWednesday 4 Aug 2021Hope BreakfastInspirational StoriesReading Time: 1 minute

Update Wednesday 3 November 2021

Founder of Street Side Medics Daniel Nour was nominated for NSW Young Australian of the Year 2022.

“The nominees are among 129 people being recognised across all states and territories as part of the program, which began in 1960,” the Australian of the Year Awards announcement said.

“The four award recipients from NSW will be announced in a ceremony on the evening of Monday 15 November 2021 at Luna Park, Sydney, which will also be available to watch online via livestream.

“They will then join the other state and territory recipients as national finalists for the national awards announcement on 25 January 2022.”

Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, but there are gaps. For people experiencing homelessness, access is a huge barrier.

Prohibitive costs and lack of transport can be a barrier, as well as stigma and embarrassment.

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Daniel Nour is a 26-year-old resident at Royal North Shore Hospital. He customised a medical clinic out of a van, that could take healthcare to Sydney’s homeless.

Street Side Medics helps stand in the gap with their mobile medical van, fitted with the necessary equipment to provide primary health care services. Volunteer doctors and nurses travel to four sites each week – Parramatta, Woolloomooloo, Manly, and Brookvale.

Listen to Daniel Nour’s full conversation with Breakfast producer Ally Barnes in the player above.