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Homelessness and health care

July 2017: PhD Candidate, Gloria Sutherland, was invited to Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) to listen to Dr Nigel Hewett talk about his work with UK homeless people.

Nigel is the Medical Director of Pathway UK which has inspired the RPH Homeless Healthcare model. Despite a 90% increase in ‘rough sleeping’ in London between 2010/11 and 2014/15, A&E attendances and hospital bed days have both significantly dropped due to the Pathway program.

All of this is of great interest to Gloria as she investigates the health needs of older, homeless women in the Perth Metropolitan area.

Falls Prevention Seminar

March 2017: With A/Prof Anne-Marie Hill, the IHR hosted a seminar at Fremantle Hospital for health professionals titled ‘Joining Forces on Falls Prevention’ that shared local, national and international experiences and research.

The speakers included Sandy Blake (NZ), Melanie Farlie (VIC) and Jacqui Francis-Coad (WA). Over 80 people attended the event.

Sandy’s presentation and other resources can be downloaded from here.

2016 Health Research Symposium

In December, the IHR held a health research symposium to showcase some of the research being undertaken at the University.

It is now possible to see a video of the presentations and obtain a copy of the abstract from here.