Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SFH) has led on bringing partners together to improve mental and physical health for those people living on the streets in Mansfield.
They knew that this is a community who either cannot get to a GP or hospital, or are fearful of going. With partners, they provide fortnightly wound clinics where nurse specialists provide care to people with leg ulcers. They have organised two health events where homeless people who visit Bridge Street’s soup kitchen were vaccinated against flu, had access to a GP, received an oral check from a dental volunteer and got advice from a sexual health specialist and a dietician.
This work is an example of our commitment to work with partners to reduce health inequalities for those in greatest need.