Dr Daniel Nour
2022 Young Australian of the Year – Street Side Medics
@ 3.30pm – 4.30pm (Day Two)
Dr Daniel Nour is the 2022 Young Australian of the Year.
The 26-year-old Sydneysider founded Street Side Medics, a not-for-profit, GP-led mobile medical service in August 2020 in Sydney, after realising there was a gap when it came to the healthcare for people experiencing homelessness.
With 145 volunteers, and four clinics across New South Wales, Street Side Medics has changed the lives of more than 300 patients. It has treated many communicable and non-communicable illnesses, dealt with neglected medical needs, and detected conditions that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. This includes diabetes, thyroid disorders, hepatitis C, HIV, heart disease and cancer.
Despite working full time at Royal North Shore Hospital, Daniel has rarely missed a clinic across the four sites since Street Side Medics launched. He volunteers his afternoons to ensure the clinics are run smoothly and patients are receiving the care they deserve.
With his leadership and social conscience, Daniel is committed to making a real difference to the lives of many Australians. He’s also making significant improvements to society.
Dr Nour was on a clinical elective at London’s Imperial College in the final year of his JCU medical degree when the idea for his Street Side Medics charity started to form.