NGOs based inside an office at ED

It would be good to provide a manned NGO (shared) office (24/7) where people can be directly linked ot  a face if they are experiencing social issues included access to respite accomodation, assisted into emergency accmodation, provided with vouchers for a food parcel or sent to a family members in a taxi (after suitable negotaiation with family/friends) - take the person in social crisis out of the ED.

Why the contribution is important

So many people are in high leveles of distress when they present to ED and are often 'resourceless' this would acknowledge that people are presenting to ED out of resourcelessness and provide immediate 'diverted' support.

by thoughtful on August 13, 2019 at 07:04AM

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  • Posted by Debbie August 13, 2019 at 22:41

    Hi thoughtful
    I see where you are going with this and I think it is a great idea. Just wondering what type of NGO you think would be interested in providing this service....or is it something a volunteer or community group could do?
  • Posted by cdnurse August 16, 2019 at 13:22

    Agree, issues such as:
    accommodation, domestic violence, social isolation, mental health - anxiety/depression, food vouchers, re-direct people to the right service.
  • Posted by cdnurse August 16, 2019 at 14:26

    Include: Provide End of life care information, Advance Care Planning information in ED.
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