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The MSF scientist helping ‘break the chain’ of COVID-19 among Ireland’s most vulnerable
8th May 2020
The Mater Hospital, HSE and Safetynet open a Covid-19 Community Assessment Hub aimed at caring for those experiencing homelessness and others unable to access treatment
Minister for Health opens new Hub at the Mater which will care and treat the most marginalised in the inner city
The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, HSE and medical charity Safetynet are today launching a Covid Community Assessment Hub which will specifically care for vulnerable groups in the inner city. The Minister for Health Simon Harris TD performed the official opening this morning (Friday 8th May).
This Covid Hub will include an assessment unit at the Mater Hospital and a mobile assessment unit working across the inner city to serve the needs of people living in poverty and those living in congregated settings.
22 April 2020
Covid-19 affecting people living in extreme poverty
Frontline workers operating on the margins of Irish society are reporting a "very high proportion" of positive Covid-19 cases among people living in extreme poverty.
The medical charity Safetynet has said the impact of coronavirus in the Roma community is of particular concern, with many Roma living in overcrowded settings, where following social distancing and self-isolation guidelines is impossible.
6 April 2020
Safetynet COVID-19 response – Update
Safetynet have reconfigured our services in response to COVID-19 to identify, triage test and treat homeless and vulnerable people. Our reconfigured service means those with symptoms can be tested quicker and appropriately supported subsequently.
13 March 2020
10 February 2020
Minister Simon Harris TD taking a look at the Safetynet converted ambulance that travels to communities across the inner city when required, to link patients in with the static Safetynet community assessment hub. Photographer: Julien Behal
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 health care
To deliver the highest possible standard of healthcare to marginalized and vulnerable groups while providing professional support to those working with these groups.
Quality: Everyone who accesses our services should expect to be given the highest possible care we can give.
Transparency: All our employees, partners, sponsors and service users should always expect us to be honest and open with them.
Self-Efficacy: 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: Make services fit the person rather than the other way round