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Treat on the Street Ambulance for homeless

By philtaylorphoto  
10 September 2019. Le Mans Crescent, Bolton. Treat on the Street, St John Ambulance for the homeless. Staff from the Homeless and Vulnerable Adults Team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust have joined with St John Ambulance to provide a mobile treatment unit for the homeless of Bolton. .. ..The team attend Homeless Aid UKís street kitchen event under the arches near Bolton Town Hall fortnightly on Tuesdays, delivering first aid and providing support and medical treatment when necessary. .. ..Boltonís Homeless and Vulnerable Adultís Team have been attending the events since April; however this has often meant assessing, diagnosing and treating people on the pavement, with no confidential areas to have sensitive conversations with these vulnerable people about their health and circumstances. .. ..This can lead to not gaining the information the nurses feel could be shared in a more private setting, or giving the patients the privacy they require in dressing complex wounds. Many of the people they treat are either not actively accessing health care or do not have access to a GP or are actively accessing health care, and these events have proven vital in making the link for this vulnerable group. .. ..In July, health charity St John Ambulance joined the partnership, bringing a mobile treatment unit and two first aiders for each session. This allows the nursing team to use the unit as a clinic and therefore minimise risk to both people receiving treatment and staff. Bolton Councilís Homeless Welfare Team also provides support. ....Photo by Phil Taylor Tel 07947390596 THOMAS GETS A FUNGAL INFECTION ON HIS FOOT TREATED

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