Helping the homeless to access healthcare services
Chris was signposted to us by a Changing Lives Outreach worker due to an assault a few days prior.
Chris attended the drop-in clinic to seek assistance for aches and pains sustained from a previous assault. He had obvious facial injuries consistent with an assault and related symptoms.
Chris consented to a full clinical and physical examination, which recognised several minor injuries and mild concussion.
The physical examination revealed number of serious health concerns, that required urgent treatment, a moderate chest infection and a possible deep vein thrombosis.
Following review at the local Emergency Department, he was admitted for treatment and care for 5 weeks, due to a cardiac infection and deep vein thrombosis.