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”.

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Help us this Christmas as we seek to support those experiencing homelessness across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. We have produced Christmas cards with unwrapped donation tickets. We are also seeking to make 50 gift bags with essential items to encourage those on the road to recovery. Your kindness will make a significant difference this Christmas season. 

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Latest News

Healthwatch Conference: Video on homelessness

November 21st, 2021|

Healthwatch week ran from 09-12 November 2021 and saw over 600 staff and volunteers join together online from across England. The conference tackled key challenges such as Ensuring patient voice in health and social care and Tackling inequalities. The conference reflected on the massive role that COVID-19 has played in exposing structural [...]

Morebus Community Fund Support!

November 19th, 2021|

  The HealthBus applied through Morebus’ Community Fund for help to pay for an outreach kit for its new Engagement and Enhancement Nurse, Chrissie Croucher. “Our HealthBus GP and Nurses have provided over 1,500 appointments so far this year operating three mornings a week. The new nurse will be reaching [...]

Run for the Bus 2021

November 1st, 2021|

“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 [...]

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Please donate now and make the difference to rough sleepers across Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.

HOMELESS AND NEED HELP?

HEALTHBUS CONTACT: 07395 560343 kate@healthbus.co.uk

EMERGENCIES: 999

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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