SPECULATION is growing that the methadone clinic at St Marys will be moved to Mount Druitt Hospital, as a decision draws closer.
A NSW Health spokeswoman said a decision was expected by the end of the year.
A feasibility study that presented several options was under "active consideration", the spokeswoman said.
Several hospital sources have told Mount Druitt MP Richard Amery the clinic might be moved to the fringes of hospital grounds on Railway Street, rather than to the main building.
"This has been an issue since [former Londonderry MP] Jim Anderson's days," Mr Amery said.
"I don't have a problem if it's within the main hospital building, where people are under the scrutiny of cameras and security and can get the help and service they need. Many of these people have other addictions and tend to linger."
Nepean Hospital already has a methadone service called the Gateway clinic.
Mr Amery is waiting for a response from the Health Minister about the number of outlets that dispense methadone and plans to move the clinic to the hospital.
"Mount Druitt shouldn't be the solution to Tanya Davies's political problems," he said.
Western Sydney Local Health District was contacted for a comment but did not respond.
Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies is eagerly awaiting a decision.
Moving the clinic was a priority when she was elected in 2011.
"I've been following up with the minister regularly as it is getting towards the end of the year and the feasibility was completed 12 months ago," she said.
"I spoke to the minister on Thursday and was told a number of recommendations are still being considered."
She doesn't believe the chemists in St Marys that dispense methadone will become a problem if the clinic is moved.
"Chemists in all communities provide this service," she said.
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