Helping hands
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Helping hands

Bethann Siviter Independent nursing consultant, Birmingham

With an overstretched NHS – and homelessness on the rise – nurses can reach out to offer seamless support

A homeless man was sitting out front of the supermarket. He had a visible burn on his hand. I bought him some lunch and asked him about the wound. It was infected, looked painful and needed care. I cleaned and dressed it (first-aid kits are great things to have) and asked if he could see his GP.

Primary Health Care. 28, 3, 19-19. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.3.19.s19

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