Friday November 7, 2014
“I am thrilled to announce today that the St Marys Methadone Clinic is CLOSED” said Tanya Davies, Member for Mulgoa.
“When I was elected as the Member for Mulgoa in 2011 I made a promise to the community, residents and businesses of St Marys that I would make the closure and relocation of the Methadone Clinic my top priority. I have now delivered that promise to the people of St Marys” Tanya Davies said.
“The services that were provided here at the St Marys Methadone Clinic have been relocated to a purpose-built facility at the Mt Druitt Hospital Campus health precinct” said Tanya Davies.
"I want to thank every member of the community who raised their concerns with me about the St Marys Methadone Clinic. I thank them for their patience while we worked through this issue".
Today's announcement that the St Marys Methadone Clinic is closed is a wonderful result. Not only will the clinic clients receive a more enhanced health service at their new facility in Mt Druitt, but St Marys businesses can begin to flourish, investment can flow back into St Marys, commuters will feel safer and St Marys can become all that it should be.
"I am proud to fight for the needs of the people of Mulgoa and be their strong voice in the NSW Liberal and National Government" Tanya Davies said.
There are a number of benefits in relocating the service to the Mt Druitt Hospital campus including:
* The Mt Druitt site is in a medical setting, enabling easier access to enhanced treatment and support for the clinic's patients.
* The potential for the clinic to impact the local community and residents is minimised.
* Greater ability of the health system to respond to local social disadvantage and poor health outcomes.
Finally the St Marys Methadone Clinic is closed, finished, caput, chiuso, finito, terminado, Banda, Ferme, geschlossen, sarado, kleistó, zatvoreno…hasta la vista baby!