Alcohol and drug rehabilitation services in Southern NSW will be boosted with the
Goulburn-based Alcohol and Other Drugs Residential Rehabilitation and Day Program, a step closer.
The $6.2 million NSW Government program, is expected to be operational by mid-2020 with service provider requests for tender released this week.
Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Director, Cherie Puckett said the program provides a ten bed residential service and a ‘step-up’ and ‘step-down’ day support initiative.
“We’ve received positive comments and significant interest from the initial information sessions and look forward to working with the successful NGO,” Ms Puckett said.
“The District will support the successful provider with a choice of accommodation to successfully run the program.”
The program aims to provide residential alcohol and other drugs rehabilitation services and day programs for men and women.
The day programs will be targeted towards Goulburn-based residents who wish to access the support on an outreach basis.
The calls for tender for the $6.2 million program, follow the NSW Government’s substantial investment in local heath with main works now underway on the $150 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment.
The 2019-20 budget for Southern New South Wales Local Health District is $434 million, this is an increase of $13 million on the previous financial year’s annualised budget.
Between mid-2012 and mid 2019 the Southern New South Wales Local Health District increased its workforce by an additional 467 full time equivalent staff – an increase of 26.4% including 49 more doctors, 158 more nurses and midwives, and 68 more allied health staff.
The tender will close after a four week period on 28 November 2019. All details will be made available on the HealthShare website