SAFETYNET’S STATEMENT ON GAZA
We are deeply concerned about the scale of the devastation, death and injury of people in Gaza, and the numerous attacks on healthcare facilities and staff there.
We stand in solidarity with our healthcare colleagues there, who are working in unimaginably difficult circumstances; and with the healthcare workers in Israel who advocate for human rights and medical neutrality.
Safetynet’s Vision is equal access to health care for all. This is being denied in Gaza. Healthcare facilities and healthcare workers must be given the protection they are entitled to under international humanitarian law.
We support the efforts of our government, the UN General Assembly, and the International Court of Justice to bring an end to the violence. We support the calls from international health and humanitarian organisations for an immediate, unconditional ceasefire; the passage of adequate humanitarian aid into Gaza, and the immediate evacuation of sick and injured people who cannot be cared for in Gaza to treatment abroad.
SAFETYNET PRIMARY CARE
Safetynet Primary Care is a medical charity that delivers quality care to those marginalized in society without access to healthcare, including homeless people, drug users and migrants. We also facilitate a network of health services working with homeless people care to ensure a coordinated approach and promote best practice.
Everyone has equal access to healthcare and should have a fair opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one should be disadvantaged from achieving this potential.
To deliver high quality healthcare services for homeless people and others socially excluded who otherwise would not receive care and to promote their wellbeing while advocating for an inclusive health system.
Quality: We will give the highest possible care to everyone who accesses our services.
Transparency: All our employees, partners, sponsors and service users should always expect us to be honest and open with them.
Self-efficacy: We encourage all who use our services to take care of their health. Inclusion: We ensure that we serve all those that are considered hard to reach.
Flexible: We make services fit the person rather than the other way round.
Non Judgmental: We do not judge people or blame them for their health condition.
Respect: We respect the choices of our patients and go further to assist them in achieving health and happiness.
Innovation: We value innovation in service design.
We believe that everyone has a right to health care regardless of means, circumstance, race or creed. We try to think outside the box to implement services that adapt to the patient rather than expecting the patient to fit with the system. We do not judge people or blame them for their health condition. We see homelessness as an unhealthy state and do what we can to assist moving out of it. We respect the choices of our patients and work tirelessly to assist them in achieving health and happiness.