Mental Health Minister Andrea Mitchell said the contract for the 16 beds at Abbotsford Private Hospital in Nannup, was one of a number that would provide a total of 60 new treatments beds across the state, all of which will be available from January 2017.
“These beds will add to the existing stock of treatment beds in the South West and ensure continuity of treatment options for people in South West communities who are experiencing meth-related harm.”
Minister Mitchell said the WA Meth Strategy 2016, had already delivered a boost to staffing in community alcohol and other drug counselling centres across the state, a dedicated Meth Helpline, a specialist meth outpatient clinic and frontline worker training.
“There is no one-size-fits-all treatment model for treating people with drug and alcohol problems,” Minister Mitchell said.
“The best outcomes are achieved when the type of treatment matches the specific needs of the individual and State Government is ensuring that the entire spectrum of treatment and prevention options is supported and available across the State.”
The service providers were selected through a competitive tender process that provides the best value and highest quality service for taxpayer dollars.