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Contracted by the Region of Peel to provide medical care at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre, Homeless Health Peel has taken great strides to show what nurses can do to care for the population experiencing homelessness

While individuals and families have been isolating, the nurses of Homeless Health Peel have provided alcohol and drug withdrawal management, suboxone inductions, mental health assessment and stabilization, chronic disease management including insulin starts, and other medical interventions as needed. Benefitting from an “inpatient” style setting, the nurses have an opportunity to make a big change in the health status of an individual during their short stay in the isolation centre.

This has translated into reduced hospital visits, easier transitions into stable housing, improved social relations including family reunification, and a “life reset” for patients to begin their process of recovery.

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