People living on the streets, often with brain injury, are still invisible to the NHS

People living on the streets, often with brain injury, are still invisible to the NHS
 

Homelessness is on the rise and has been for the past five years, with government statistics suggesting a 55% increase in the number of people homeless in 2015. Despite this, people living on the streets still remain largely invisible to regular NHS services, leading to a big problem in health inequalities.
Brain injury presents a particular challenge. Homeless people are five times more likely to be hospitalised due to head injury, compared to the general population and US research suggests that roughly half of all homeless people may have had a traumatic brain injury. . These figures are... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Health, Views: 38
Source: Guardian
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