Taking a closer look

Investigating use of primary health care for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

This survey seeks your views on the use of primary health care in Tasmania by people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Primary health care services are provided in the community by medical professionals such as general practitioners, community nurses, pharmacists, allied health providers and dentists. They are generally the first point of contact people have with the heath system. People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness may be sleeping rough, living in short-term or temporary accommodation, or experiencing other housing instability that makes it difficult to use primary health services.

The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and it will help shape future health services in Tasmania. It is part of research commissioned by Primary Health Tasmania (PHT), an agency working to connect care and keep Tasmanians well and out of hospital, and is being conducted by PDF Management Services.

Your responses to the survey will be confidential, and any comments included in the report will be de-identified. However, you may choose to provide your contact details if you would like to be included in further consultation regarding this project.

Please complete the survey by 25 January 2021 (extended from 15 January)

As we are trying to reach as many people as possible who have ideas to contribute, you may receive multiple copies of the survey. If so, we apologise! On the other hand, you may know of someone who has great ideas but has not received a link to the survey. Please feel free to share.

If you would like to discuss this survey or would like further information about the project, please get in touch.

Ged Dibley, Director PDF
0438 330 354
Michael Gordon, Director PDF
0417 330 354
Morven Andrews, PDF Associate
0417 059 526