Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Homelessness on the rise in a city's cold heart | smh.com.au

SOME people fear death the way the homeless fear the cold.

With Sydney's minimum temperatures dipping towards record lows, cold and death can be pretty much the same thing for many of the thousand or so people estimated to be sleeping rough each night.

The director of the St Vincent's Hospital Emergency Department, Gordian Fulde, said the cold snap was cutting through the homeless like a silent disease.

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