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Young Australian of the Year goes to RNSH doctor

Royal North Shore Hospital doctor Daniel Nour has been named Young Australian of the Year for 2022. 

In 2020 Daniel founded Street Side Medics – a not-for-profit, GP-led mobile medical service for people across NSW experiencing homelessness.

The free service operates from a van fitted with the necessary equipment to provide primary healthcare services to homeless communities across multiple locations.

Chief Executive Deb Willcox said Daniel is so deserving of this award for his work delivering medical support to people experiencing homelessness.

Over the last two years Street Side Medics has grown to a team of 250 volunteers across four clinics in New South Wales.

The service aims to alleviate the barriers limiting access to healthcare by treating people with neglected medical needs and detecting conditions that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. 

As Australians, it’s our responsibility to advocate for those who seem to have lost their voice and to rise up to the occasion, even when we question our own ability to do so.
Young Australian of the Year for 2022, Dr Daniel Nour

Deb said this is a true testament to Daniel’s strong commitment to making a real difference to the lives of so many Australians experiencing homelessness. 

“His strong social conscience, deep kindness and leadership is incredibly inspiring,” she said. 

“A huge congratulations Daniel – we are all so proud of you and cannot wait to see what the future holds for you and Street Side Medics.”

Earlier this year Daniel gave the Australia Day address - the youngest speaker to ever deliver the national address. You can watch it here:

To find out more or volunteer with Street Side Medics, visit

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