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  • Cutting the ribbon at the new mobile clinic launch

New mobile clinic launched today

Our new mobile clinic was launched today! It will enable the HealthBus Trust to deliver healthcare at the point of need to people experiencing homelessness. The new purpose-built vehicle with two well equipped consultation rooms is the result of months of fundraising and generous donations from individuals, commercial organisations and [...]

2021-09-14T09:33:57+00:00
  • Vaccine

Vaccination day for homeless in Bournemouth

What a day! A huge effort to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness resulted in around 200 receiving the vaccine at a special pop-up clinic at the Bournemouth YMCA today. Everyone vaccinated is homeless, rough sleeping or has been temporarily housed by Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council [...]

2021-09-14T11:40:41+00:00

‘Bags of Hope’ for homeless this Christmas

As Christmas approaches, rough sleepers in the Bournemouth area are receiving bags of treats and necessities. The goodie bags are being handed out to those attending HealthBus clinics. The idea for Bags of Hope comes from Reg Chapman, a retired naval chef and one of our volunteers. He was given [...]

2021-09-14T09:08:43+00:00

COVID-19 Heroes:

Thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘Covid-19 Heroes Campaign’. Amazingly, over 70 creative Covid-19 Heroes responded to our appeal to cut out and decorate a HealthBus Badge in such artistic ways! Thank you for sharing these amazing works of art on social media. YOU have helped us [...]

2021-09-14T09:08:59+00:00

COVID-19 Outbreak

At the end of March 2020, the Trustees took to the difficult decision to suspend operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Sadly, we have not been able to have face to face contact with our homeless and rough sleeping patients. The current YMCA bus we hire is no longer adequate [...]

2021-09-14T09:09:07+00:00

Fundraising launch party

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our launch event on 30 January. We raised nearly £4,000 (without including Gift Aid)! Since becoming a registered charity at the end of last year, we can now start fundraising and applying for grants. So we invited supporters old and new to [...]

2021-09-14T09:09:17+00:00

Meet our youngest supporter

Today we met six year-old Zac Swift, our youngest donor so far! He visited the HealthBus with his older brother, Finn (aged nine), and his mum to hand over £100 to Dr Maggie Kirk and the team. Zac Swift and his brother Finn with the HealthBus team Zac [...]

2021-09-14T09:09:28+00:00

Winter Immunisations

From today you might see two new faces at the HealthBus. A big 'thank you' to Public Health Dorset for providing a nurse and admin support each Thursday morning for winter immunisations. The nurse will be offering flu and pneumonia vaccinations to protect the homeless this winter.

2019-12-14T10:41:35+00:00
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