An embarrassment of rough sleepers

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An embarrassment of rough sleepers

Barbara Docherty

Barbara Docherty

homeless, rough sleeping
Sleeping rough in Wellington

General practice should be jumping in to help the homeless who face a higher rate of serious illness and premature death, writes Barbara Docherty

Dictionary definitions of “homeless” have notably changed from temporarily being without a home to “living on the stree

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Barbara, I suggest you correspond with Beth Stitely, clinic manager at Servants Health Centre in Dunedin, (they have a website, too). This organisation is formed to serve precisely those you have written of. Please keep up your active, compassionate interest in this aspect of primary care!

Thanks Jennie for your suggestion. I will definitely follow that up.