Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local
Provision of After Hours Primary Care
Through the Living Room Primary Health Service and Foot Patrol Outreach Needle and Syringe Program, Youth Projects has piloted an assertive outreach service model to respond to the after-hours health care needs of Melbourne's homeless community.
The service sees two nurses per shift, assertively outreach to people in public space and crisis accommodation. The service addresses the immediate and primary care needs, including health and social assessments, professional nursing care, counselling and active support, first aid, medication management, and follow up to clients.
Importantly, this service works in conjunction with the Youth Projects Foot Patrol Needle Syringe Program to engage service users in need of after-hours medical care.
Youth Projects partners with the Melbourne Medical Deputising Service (MMDS) to make available consulting rooms at the Living Room Health Service for the deputising service GPs to provide further medical care as identified through the service.
The after-hours service integrates with the existing Living Room Primary Health Service for the ongoing health and medicare care of service users.
Friday, Saturdays and Sundays from 7pm until 11pm
For further information, please ring the Youth Projects city office on 9945 2100