Leadership and Empowerment
Display No. 85
Kendra Schneller is a specialist homelessness nurse from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Health Inclusion Team, working with people sleeping rough. She says:
“People feel unable to get the health care they need because the day centres they visit have restrictions around substance and alcohol use. This can mean they are more likely to present to A&E in a state of crisis. Our team goes out around 6.30am and start conversations with people sleeping rough on our streets. We give advice on how to look after long-term conditions such as Hepatitis C and kidney disease. We also provide vaccinations including the flu vaccine, look after wounds, screen for diseases like Hepatitis B and C and HIV and give medication. We even drive people to a local GP. We want people to know they are entitled to GP services as everyone is. They don’t need to attend A&E to get the care that they need.”
Image courtesy of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Exhibits from ‘Florence The Leader’
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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!
Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!