NSLHD News December 3 2021

RNSH DOCTOR AWARDED NSW YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR When he isn’t caring for patients at Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr Daniel are delivering to those who are experiencing homelessness and the vulnerable.

Nour is on the road trying to alleviate the barriers faced by the homeless community in accessing primary healthcare. In 2020 Daniel founded Street Side Medics – a not- for-profit, GP-led mobile medical service for people across NSW experiencing homelessness. The free service operates from a van fitted with the necessary equipment to provide primary healthcare services to homeless communities across multiple locations. Daniel has been formally recognised for his great contribution and has been awarded NSW Young Australian of the Year 2022 for his work to address the barriers keeping the homeless community away from healthcare services. “I am truly honoured to be awarded the NSW Young Australian of the Year for 2022,” he said. “I am so proud of Street Side Medics and the service we

“It truly does take a village and we simply wouldn’t be here without our amazing team and the many selfless and dedicated volunteers we have. “This award goes to you all - the true heroes!” There are now 220 volunteers at Street Side Medics who have helped more than 700 patients across four clinics in NSW. The team has also partnered with a number of medical subspecialties – cardiology, infectious diseases and gastroenterology, and allied health professionals – physiotherapists and podiatrists, who participate in clinics on a monthly basis. “There are 116,000 people experiencing homelessness in Australia alone,” Daniel said. “Our goal is to ensure that The pancreaticoduodenectomy is a complex procedure involving the removals of the head of the pancreas, the first part of the small intestine (duodenum), the gallbladder and the bile duct. Using an algorithm, medical ranking website Expertscape found Jas to be a leading scholar in the area, bestowing the rank of ‘expert’ on him. “This is an accolade for everyone – it may have my name on it, but this is the result of the efforts of many, many people,” he said.

NSW Young Australian of the Year 2022 - Dr Daniel Nour

we alleviate the barriers limiting access to healthcare thereby improving the health outcome for each and every one of them. “Our service needs to continue its expansion across

NSW and Australia.” To find out more or

volunteer with Street Side Medics, visit https://www. streetsidemedics.com.au/

Top expert acknowledged Royal North Shore Hospital pancreatic surgeon Dr

“Without the academics, the nursing staff, the allied health staff, the support staff like administration and cleaning, and the management – nothing would have been achieved.” Jas started working at Royal North Shore as a pancreatic surgeon in 2004, having previously been a fellow and registrar at the hospital during his initial years. He credits the publishing culture at the hospital as to why it leads the state in its pancreatic cancer and neuroendorcrine tumour outcomes.

Jas Samra has been named in the top one per cent of scholars on pancreaticoduodenectomy for the past ten years.

Dr Jas Samra



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