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Premature Mortality in People Experiencing Homelessness

Dr Austin O'Carroll, Medical Director of Safetynet and GP was invited to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage to present and discuss his report entitled 'Interim Report on Mortality in Single Homeless Population 2020' which can be read at the following link: https://www.homelessdublin.ie/content/files/Interim-Report-on-Mortality-in-Single-Homeless-Population-2020-Dr-Austin-OCarroll.pdf


The report provides some sobering statistics on the number of people experiencing homelessness that die from preventable illnesses. As per the report, in adult single accommodation, there were 47 deaths in 2020 reported by the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE)


Watch my contribution and questions based on the report:



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