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A new start with Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service to open alcohol and other drug rehab in Moree

Date posted: 6 July 2015

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) is opening a new alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facility in Moree, New South Wales (NSW).

The new facility will have a new name 'Maayu mali' (meaning make better), with a whole new beginning. WACHS are currently in the process of fitting out the building and have utilised local trade's people with an anticipated opening of the facility in August 2015. WACHS tendered for the project in partnership with St Vincent de Pauls Society who operate a number of residential rehabilitation services around NSW.

The facility will be an inpatient program which will cater for up to 14 male and four female residents at any one time. Residents will require to detox prior to being assessed for the three month program.

St Vincent de Paul Society will be coordinating the setting up of the Clinical Governance Committee which will be vital in providing high level advice and support to the specialist areas of operations within the service. WACHS will also be looking at a Stakeholder engagement consultation in the near future to look at linkages and support from the local community in relation to all aspects of the services operations.

Source: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

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Last updated: 6 July 2015
 
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