The HealthBus Trust

The HealthBus provides a mobile health facility that travels to areas where people sleep rough, providing basic health care, a GP service and access to addiction and mental health support services across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The HealthBus had 731 appointments in 2020. Operating on two mornings a week.

In April 2021 we had 113 appointments. Our busiest month on record.

Bill, aged 37, was sleeping rough during the winter months but has now been placed in temporary emergency accommodation due to the Covid Pandemic, said:

“This service saved my life when I was living on the streets. I was a mess and had given up. The HealthBus Team were so kind to me and have helped restore my hope in people. I have a long journey ahead out of addiction but am getting the help and support I need”.

“We are delighted to share that the event was a huge success with over 40 people taking part; raising over £2500 to change lives! Your support makes it possible for our patients to receive health checks, drug and alcohol support, mental health assessments and housing advice. As a charity, our work could not exist without the generosity of local businesses and the community. Your efforts and kindness will impact the lives of those sleeping rough on the streets of Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. You can keep up to date with all our news by visiting our website and FaceBook page.  Thank you once again and bless you!”Gareth Sherwood, Chair of Trustees

Looking forward to “running” this event next year. If you would like to fundraise for The HealthBus – please get in touch.


You can still give and make the difference to rough sleepers across Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.

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Latest News

Best Practice Conference 2021

October 15th, 2021|

HealthBus Medical Director, Maggie Kirk was invited to be a keynote speaker for the Best Practice Conference 2021 at the NEC on 13-14 October 2021. This conference is the UK’s number one event for the primary care and general practice community. This event provides powerful CPD certified content, free of [...]

Chris Braved the Shave

September 14th, 2021|

A massive thank you to Chris Wakefield (Vice-Chair of Trustees & Fundraiser for the HealthBus) and everyone who supported him to have his curly locks shaved off for the HealthBus. Chris has raised over £400! It's not too late to support him and donate, click the link below. Please give [...]

Lord of Westbury visit to HealthBus

July 22nd, 2021|

Steve Young (Lord of Westbury), President, Global Tourism and Leisure at Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club, visited the HealthBus to discover more about its function, aspiration and key outcomes in supporting those that are rough sleeping and homeless. Steve enjoyed meeting staff and volunteers at St Steven's Hall whilst meeting those who [...]


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GP SERVICES: please phone your own surgery or 111.

THE CRESCENT PROVIDENCE SURGERY: on 01202 395195 is open Monday to Friday 08:30 – 18:00.

Out of hours please call 111.

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