Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Doctor Huub de Weerd – Farewell to Rotterdam street doctor

Must read

Diplomat Magazine
Diplomat Magazinehttp://www.diplomatmagazine.eu
DIPLOMAT MAGAZINE “For diplomats, by diplomats” Reaching out the world from the European Union First diplomatic publication based in The Netherlands. Founded by members of the diplomatic corps on June 19th, 2013. "Diplomat Magazine is inspiring diplomats, civil servants and academics to contribute to a free flow of ideas through an extremely rich diplomatic life, full of exclusive events and cultural exchanges, as well as by exposing profound ideas and political debates in our printed and online editions." Dr. Mayelinne De Lara, Publisher
“This place has given me a lot” Huub de Weerd said goodbye after being active for almost 40 years in the Pauluskerk in Rotterdam. Huub was a street doctor for a long time, helped professionalize the medical service in the Pauluskerk, and from his role as a street doctor also worked closely with IOM when it came to patients returning to their country of origin.
De Pauluskerk: De Pauluskerk offers (day) shelter, attention and care for people who are homeless, do not have the right papers or have otherwise run into problems. A doctor can get 80% of the services reimbursed for people without insurance through the CAK (Central Administration Office), and refers to specialists if necessary.

Most doctors in the Pauluskerk do this work in addition to their work in a regular practice. Hub de Weerd started his medical service in 1984.

1984 as a volunteer in the night shelter
1986-1988 and 1992-2023 as a street doctor in the medical service
2012-2022 mindfulness training & silence celebrations
2015-2023 Internal supervisor
- Advertisement -spot_img

More articles

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest article