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Read moreRead moreThe news has been full of reports of homeless people being forced to sleep in their cars in order to get emergency medical care, or being unable to get to a doctor.
It’s been estimated that between 5,000 and 6,000 people in New Zealand are homeless.
The National Homelessness Alliance said there are now about 100,000 homeless people in the country.
The National Emergency Medicine Association has also issued advice for people who are homeless to help them get insurance.
“Don’t get stuck in traffic or waiting in line, go to a car wash, take the bus or taxi to a health centre or GP.
Take your own car if you can,” the AMA said in a statement.”
If you have an older car, get a new one.
If you’re a young adult or a disabled person, take a wheelchair.”
The National Association of Emergency Medicine Practitioners said there was a lot more work to do and people were still waiting to get insurance through their GP or ambulance.
“People are not getting insurance because of the stigma that exists around homelessness, it’s a real barrier,” the NAMEPP said.
“The National Homeless Trust (NHT) has recommended that all emergency medical services in New England be funded to meet the cost of medical care to people experiencing homelessness.”
But the NHT is also urging people who need medical attention, or who are facing financial hardship, to speak to their GP about getting medical coverage.
It said that a “caregiver” can be referred to as a “primary carer” for the purposes of health insurance, but that “anyone can be a primary carer, and that is up to the primary carers”.
It said there were different types of primary care, and they needed to be assessed to see if they meet the criteria.
“Primary carers need to be in a position to take care of people who have a health problem and they need to make sure they are aware of the options available to them,” the association said.
The NHT said it was not a medical insurance company, but instead a charity that provides medical assistance to people who live in emergency situations.
“It does not necessarily mean that the primary person will be a medical professional,” it said.
“It’s just a group of people helping people who would otherwise be in emergency situation, including health professionals.”
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