New addiction medicine centre opens at Mount Druitt

Drug health team
The bright new Centre for Drug Addiction is open at Mount Druitt Hospital. From left: Sheree, Loriate, Grant, Catherine and Jinghui. Artwork: Sunset Hamilton Island by Bernadette Khoury

The new Centre for Addiction Medicine at Mount Druitt Hospital welcomed its first patients this week as services start to transition into the purpose-built new facility.

Discreetly located on Railway Street with dedicated parking, the new centre includes treatment, counselling and consultation rooms, a play area and group room.

The Opioid Treament Program was the first service to relocate into the new centre. Other services will follow over the next few weeks.

CAM manager Grant Katte said the feedback from patients has been very positive.

“The new centre is bright and airy, easy to access and now we can offer longer dosing hours so it’s more convenient for patients and their families,” Grant said.

“Our focus is on stabilising patients, so offering services earlier in the morning means people can get on with their work or family commitments, and it normalises their day.”

Large-scale photographs from our recent BMDH Photo Competition add an extra touch of brightness to the new centre entry, reception and counselling rooms.

“Staff selected the images they thought would be calming and visually interesting,” Grant said.

“It adds a nice human touch to the rooms, and something interesting to talk about.”

For more information about services, contact the Centre for Addiction Medicine on 8887 5800 or 8670 0200 or get the fact sheet on our website

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