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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Latest News

BBC Radio Solent – Dorset Breakfast with Steve Harris & Dr Maggie Kirk

December 13th, 2021|

BBC Radio Solent Broadcast: Steve Harris from Dorset Breakfast interviews Dr Maggie Kirk on her work with the HealthBus Trust and combatting some of the shocking statics surrounding those that are experiencing homelessness. Listen to Dr Maggie Kirk's interview below and discover how the HealthBus is changing lives across Bournemouth [...]

General Practice Awards 2021

December 11th, 2021|

WINNERS! Thank you to all the HealthBus Trust team and partners! We have won the Clinical Improvement Award for Public Health & Prevention 2021 Award, sponsored by Atrumed! - Since 2008, The General Practice Awards has sought to recognise the very best within the healthcare industry, seeking out the incredible [...]

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 [...]

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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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