RPH’s Homeless Team is a WA Health Excellence Awards finalist

Photograph of Homeless Team
October 26, 2018

Royal Perth Hospital’s Homeless Team is a finalist for a WA Health Excellence Award for overcoming inequities in WA Health.

The Homeless Team is a partnership between Royal Perth Hospital and the Homeless Healthcare GP practice that is dedicated to improving the health and social outcomes for homeless patients who come to the hospital.

Homelessness is associated with high rates of chronic and complex health problems - often a mix of physical, mental health and substance use issues.

The Homeless Team provides in-hospital support, discharge planning and improved access to stable housing, community-based social support and long-term GP care, all of which dramatically improve health outcomes.

Congratulations to the Homeless Team and thank you for the vital care you provide.