Mater wins homelessness award

Mater Healthy Community

Mater—in conjunction with Micah Projects, St Vincent’s Brisbane, Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local and Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local—has been awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award.

Micah Projects Coordinator Karyn Walsh said the award recognised the tireless work made towards preventing and tackling homelessness through the joint Homeless to Home Healthcare program.

“Every day we are working to ensure those who are homeless—and in some cases dealing with significant health issues such as cancer and chronic disease—are provided access to housing, healthcare and community services,” Ms Walsh said.

As part of the Homeless to Home Healthcare program, Mater nurses work within teams at Brisbane Homeless Service Centre and Brisbane Common Ground as well as with an after-hours service to provide healthcare and support to those living rough.

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