Flu vaccination session delivered at Champness Hall Soup Kitchen

Date published: 05 December 2017

A vaccination session to protect the homeless against flu was delivered at Champness Hall Soup Kitchen by the Homeless Alliance Response Team (HART) Service.

GP Practices across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale donated the flu vaccinations.

Jackie Taylor, Service Development Manager, Rochdale Health Alliance, said: “Volunteer GPs, a nurse and an administration assistant worked with the soup kitchen organised by Marilyn Jones to set-up clinics in dedicated rooms allocated for our health surgeries.

“We will be continuing the offer over the coming weeks.

“Behind the scenes the HART Service is preparing to launch a full volunteer health service from Mid-December providing a range of healthcare assessment, advice and support.

“A rota of staff will offer health surgeries at venues accessed by the homeless.

“Healthcare experts and volunteers within this sector are supporting the planned training sessions for all the volunteers, which will take place on the 5 and 12 December. This will include a personal account from a local gentleman who has recently experienced homelessness.”

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