Tender announced for new Mount Druitt methadone clinic

Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies has announced the successful tender for stage one of a new drug health facility at Mount Druitt Hospital.

The contract has been awarded to Kane Constructions, with the facility 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 Mount Druitt.

Construction has been funded by the NSW Ministry of Health ($1.25 million) and Western Sydney Local Health District ($250,000).

WSLHD Director of Drug Health Nghi Phung said the district is committed to meeting the needs of our community to ensure top access to drug health services.

"This new facility will provide clients who have drug and alcohol problems with access to more local treatment.

"Moving the clinic on the grounds of BMDH Mount Druitt Campus means better care for our clients," Dr Phung said.

The new drug health facility will offer opioid substitution therapy.

"A drug health team will be placed on site to provide drug and alcohol assessment.

Other drug health services will continue at the Mount Druitt community through the Centre for Addiction Medicine, at the Mount Druitt Town Centre.

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