Clinical - homelessness
Requested by: Radio NZ | Response provided: 2018-07-30
Category: Hospital Capacity
I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 03 July 2018. You requested the following information:
• How many homeless people have been admitted to, or sought medical attention at hospital since beginning of winter (June 1st). Is this information on hand?
• Are you able to differentiate who may be living on the streets / rough sleeping, versus those who may be in precarious or unsatisfactory housing such as garages etc.?
• Also, are you aware of what type of medical attention is sought and whether there have been any deaths due to someone’s housing circumstances.
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