The Enhancing Primary Health Care Services for People Experiencing Primary Homelessness in the CESPHN Region Report

The "Enhancing Primary Health Care Services for People Experiencing Primary Homelessness in the CESPHN Region Report" was commissioned by Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) to examine the primary health care needs of people experiencing homelessness within the CESPHN region.

The report draws upon consultations with general practitioners, primary care service providers and people experiencing primary homelessness. It provides an insight into the complex health needs of people experiencing primary homelessness, as well as the challenges and opportunities of accessing primary health care services. The report further highlights four specialised primary health care services that exemplify good practice and identifies the barriers that certain marginalised and vulnerable populations experience.

Committed to improving the health outcomes of the community, CESPHN has endorsed the six recommendations outlined in the report. Implementation of two of the recommendations has already commenced - the development of an intersectoral Homelessness Health Strategy and the commissioning of after hours services for people experiencing primary homelessness.

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