Date published: 
29 March 2019
Media type: 
Media release
General public

The Liberal National Government will invest $600,000 to assist Street Doctor, a Logan City medical service provider help further support the homeless, sufferers of domestic violence, the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Operating for over four years, Street Doctor delivers after hours, bulk billed and accessible care in a secure environment to those living rough on the streets.

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said Government funding will enable Street Doctor to expand its services program, and meet the needs of the local community.

“On my visit to the electorate of Forde I was able to see for myself just how invaluable the service that Dr Adel El-Mezin and the Street Doctor team provides to the local community,” Minister Hunt said.

“When people have access to essential health services they can get back to feeling like themselves, they can get back to normality, and they can work on improving their situation.”

“The Australian Government is proud to support Street Doctor, and above all else assist those less fortunate.” Minister Hunt said.

Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen said this important investment aims to help those most disadvantaged by providing essential health services.

“Street Doctor is a terrific service that fills a great need in our local community.”

“Operating Monday through to Sunday from 6am to 9pm throughout Logan, Street Doctor provides an invaluable service not only to the homeless in my electorate but people who are at risk of homelessness including domestic violence victims and those culturally disadvantaged.”

“Thanks to the support of the Health Minister and our Government’s strong economic management, Street Doctor will now be able to extend on its services throughout Logan.”

Our Government’s strong economic management means we continue to invest record amounts of funding into vital health initiatives including mental health, life-saving medicines, Medicare and hospitals.