Friday February 28, 2014
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies today announced the successful tenderer for Stage 1 of a new drug health facility at Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Mount Druitt Campus.
The contract has been awarded to Kane Constructions, with construction expected to be completed in mid-2014.
The announcement follows extensive consultation and planning for the relocation of the New Beginnings Clinic (formerly Queens Court) from St Marys to the BMDH Mount Druitt Campus.
Construction of the new facility has been jointly funded by the NSW Ministry of Health ($1.25 million) and Western Sydney Local Health District ($250,000).
WSLHD Director of Drug Health Dr Nghi Phung said: “Western Sydney Local Health District is committed to meeting the needs of our community to ensure the best possible access to drug health services.
“This new facility will mean expanded access for the community of Mount Druitt and beyond. It will provide clients who have drug and alcohol problems with access to more local treatment, especially those with opiate dependency.
“Locating the clinic on the grounds of BMDH Mount Druitt Campus means better care for our clients,” Dr Phung said.
The new drug health facility - which will accommodate the New Beginnings Clinic - will offer opioid substitution therapy. A drug health team will be located on site to provide drug and alcohol assessment.
Other drug health services will continue to be provided to the Mount Druitt community through the Centre for Addiction Medicine, located at the Mount Druitt Town Centre.