The Healthcare for Homeless People Team is led by Dr Ceri Todd working in partnership with the medical, para-medical & nursing staff of Abertawe Medical Partnership.


Nurse for Homeless & Vulnerable Adults
Janet Keauffling

                                                     Jenny Wilson

Mental Health Outreach Nurse
Susan Tompson

                                                       Gayle Kavanagh


Healthcare for Homeless People aims to provide:

  • Opportunistic engagement of patients who are homeless or vulnerable in a variety of venues across Swansea city centre.
  • A service with no appointment system, to obtain engagement and promote compliance with treatment. Appointments are offered to those who want or need longer consultations.
  • A non-judgemental attitude.
  • A health promotion and disease prevention philosophy eg: immunisation to prevent influenza, pneumonia and hepatitis A&B and screenings for hepatitis C & HIV.
  • A harm minimisation approach to drug and alcohol misuse.
  • Co-ordination of care with voluntary and statutory services.
  • A flexible service and a pro-active approach towards hard to reach patients presenting with chaotic and multiple need problems.
  • Referrals and liaison into specialist services including ABMU Hepatology services, ABMU Community Drug & Alcohol Services, ABMU Intergrated Sexual Health Services, Swansea Primary Care Substance Abuse Liaison Team (PSALT).
 
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