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[Medical Independent] , Lynch, David Measures to provide Covid-19 testing and accommodation for homeless underway. (19 Mar 2020)

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A consultant who works with the homeless community and other vulnerable groups in Dublin has told this newspaper that measures are being taken to provide Covid-19 testing for the community and to find appropriate accommodation during the pandemic. Dr Clíona Ni Cheallaigh, Consultant and Clinical Lead for the Inclusion Health service at St James’s Hospital, told the Medical Independent that the homeless community face particular difficulties during the current health crisis...

Dr Ni Cheallaigh also said work is underway with Safetynet Primary Care to test homeless people for Covid-19. Safetynet Primary Care is an initiative that began in 2007 as a network for health professionals and organisations working to improve healthcare access for homeless people.....


Item Type:News
Source:Medical Independent
Date:19 March 2020
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Viral disease
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness > Homeless services
T Demographic characteristics > Homeless person
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin

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