2022 - Year in Review

Young Australian of the Year Daniel Nour founded mobile homeless medical service, Street Side Medics.

Young Australian of the Year goes to Royal North Shore Hospital doctor RNSH doctor Daniel Nour was named the 2022 Young Australian of the Year, in recognition of his work in providing care for people experiencing homelessness.

In 2020 Daniel founded Street Side Medics – a not-for-profit, GP-led mobile medical service for people across NSW experiencing homelessness.

volunteers across four clinics in NSW. The service aims to alleviate the barriers limiting access to healthcare by treating people with neglected medical needs and detecting conditions that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. In accepting his award Daniel said: “As Australians, it’s our responsibility to advocate for those who seem to have lost their voice and to rise up to the occasion, even when we question our

strong commitment to make a real difference to the lives of so many Australians. experiencing homelessness. “His strong social conscience, deep kindness and leadership is incredibly inspiring,” she said. “A huge congratulations Daniel – we are all so proud of you and cannot wait to see what the future holds for you and Street Side Medics.” Daniel gave the Australia Day address – the youngest speaker to ever deliver the national address. To find out more or volunteer with Street Side Medics, visit www.streetsidemedics.com.au

The free service operates from a van fitted with the necessary equipment to provide primary healthcare services to homeless communities across multiple locations. Former chief executive Deb Willcox said Daniel was so deserving of the award for his work delivering medical support to people experiencing homelessness. Over the last two years, Street Side Medics has grown to a team of 250

own ability to do so.” Deb said the award was a true testament to Daniel’s


NSLHD 2022 Year in Review

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