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 Stories

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.

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.