So, what happens at our community health fairs?
The fairs now take place on Friday mornings at different locations around the city.
A typical fair is attended by 40 to 60 people, with everyone from babies to the elderly. All attendees have minimal income. For this reason, the medicine and consultations we provide are without charge.
We typically set up at 8 am and finish between 12 noon and 1 pm. Our team is divided into different roles, including triage, consultation tables, and pharmacy.
Who will we see
Patient profiles depend on where each fair takes place. However, you will see a wide range of primary health issues.
It can be noisy
Depending on who our partner for the fair is, these can be noisy events. They may include a band, dancers, and hairdressers providing free haircuts. They are rarely an ideal environment for clinical consultations. However, it does make for events that you will remember.
We partner with many local organizations to ensure that each community health fair runs smoothly. These partners include the National Police, local authorities, local clinics, colleges, and the national prison service.
It is the role of our partners to provide a safe location for the event to take place. They are also responsible for promoting the health fair among the local population and ensuring that our team is kept busy, seeing as many people as possible.
Providing healthcare in the community each week is a great way to measure your Spanish improvement