Funds from donations and earnt as interest by Central Sydney GP Network provide grants to worthwhile organisations. Your donations to Central Sydney GP Network are tax deductable.

Central Sydney GP Network is very pleased to announce a grant to Missionbeat for the purchase of two defibrillators for their Missionbeat vehicles.

Missionbeat has been providing crisis support to homeless men, women and children in Sydney for close to 40 years. Founded in 1979, Missionbeat was commissioned as a response to new legislation in which intoxicated persons were to be taken to detox units rather than prison cells. With a mattress in the back, Missionbeat vans would pick up willing clients and transport them to a place of safety.

Nowadays, Missionbeat is a specialist homeless service that plays an integral role in the community services sector. On average, Missionbeat provides crisis support to 28 people per day. Crisis support consists of transport to and from emergency accommodation providers, hospital emergency department and government agencies, whilst also conducting welfare checks on rough sleepers across the Sydney basin.

The majority of clients suffer from ill health with multiple co-morbidities. Missionbeat frequently comes to the assistance of members of the public as the vans are highly visible and operate from 7 am to 10:30 pm seven days a week. All Missionbeat drivers are required to maintain a valid senior first aid certificate which includes training on operating defibrillators.

Central Sydney GP Network commend Missionbeat’s work with some of the most disadvantaged people in our local community. If you would like to donate or get more information, please contact Sue Moxon on office@csgpn.com.au

Margot Woods
Central Sydney GP Network Director