A new mobile clinic was launched in October 2021 for our customer the HealthBus Trust. The mobile clinic vehicle will help to deliver healthcare at the point of need to people experiencing homelessness. The new purpose-built mobile clinic vehicle has two well equipped consultation rooms and has been greatly recieved by the HealthBus Trust and the users in their area.
One of the HealthBus clients, together with a HealthBus volunteer, cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the new vehicle. Dr Maggie Kirk GP, Founder of the HealthBus Trust charity, Councillor Nigel Hedges, Chair of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, Angus Campbell, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Dorset and Patron of the charity, and Chris Wakefield, a trustee and former local councillor were among those also present for the big opening.
The vehicle whilst out and about will help the homeless recieve treatment for many things which normally they would not either be able to or look to get treated. In addition to this, the mobile clinic which is 3,500kgs rated, and can be driven by anyone with a standard licence, has provided hundreds of Covid-19 vaccinations to people experiencing homelessness.
The clinic layout has been well thoughtout providing two seperate areas in which to see people in, both witht their own entrances. The clinic is self sufficient with a built in generator, sink, heating, and roof mounted ventilation.