The HealthBus FREE drop in clinic
will be returning to the streets in August 2020.
Appointments may be booked on the day at each location or requested ahead of the day by emailing our Operations Director, Kate Hibbitt firstname.lastname@example.org
The buses we are using look different from the previous bus. They are helping out whilst we fundraise for a new HealthBus!
WHEN AND WHERE
Tues 9am -12.30pm from Tues 11th August @ Russel Court Hotel,
19 Bath Rd, Bournemouth BH1 2EP – Dr Peter Turnbull.
Wed 9am-12.30pm from Wed 12th August @ Hotel Capital,
1 West Cliff Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5ES – Nurse Fiona Chadd.
Thurs 9am-12.30pm from 20th August @ St Stephen’s Hall,
St Stephen’s Way, Bournemouth BH2 6JZ – Dr Maggie Kirk.
Fri 9am-12.30pm from 21st August @ Ullswater Hotel,
West Cliff Gardens, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH2 5HW – Dr Maggie Kirk
The HealthBus GP Service was launched in December 2016 by Dr Maggie Kirk of Providence Surgery. It offers easily accessible healthcare for people sleeping rough in Bournemouth. This pioneering service has been described as invaluable and life-saving. It enables timely and relatively low cost interventions and preventative healthcare at the point of need.
The service is charitably run and supported by Dr Ni’man & Providence Surgery, YMCA & St Stephens Church Bournemouth, Howard Hughes Business Management, Green Tambourine, Nationwide Community Benefit Fund, Public Health Dorset, Bourne Asset Management.
With more funding more rough sleepers could be reached.
With just one weekly surgery we have seen up to 200 patients each year. For many it has been their first contact with healthcare in months, years and sometimes decades. The service works with local providers of homeless services, connecting individuals with the help they need to move on and become housed. It is essential to address health and addiction issues as people are accommodated, so as to improve their chances of maintaining tenancies and achieving their goals in life.
HealthBus needs your continued support.
Please donate now and make the difference to rough sleepers across Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.
DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
Help is available
GP SERVICES: please phone your own surgery or 111.
THE CRESCENT PROVIDENCE SURGERY: on 01202 395195 is open 7 days a
week from 8am – 6 pm during April for anyone registered via the
HealthBus. Out of hours please call 111.
HOMELESSNESS NURSE: Chrissie Croucher on 07342 063741
Mon, Wed, Fri 9-12.30pm
HOMELESS MENTAL HEALTH: Angie Mc Hale on 01202 584412
GENERAL SUPPORT: BCP Council “Together We Can” for general support on
0300 123 7052 (8am – 8pm).