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Drug and alcohol services transition to new ward

The Northern Sydney Local Health District inpatient drug and alcohol services unit has launched its new facility at Royal North Shore Hospital.

The unit, formerly located at the Herbert St clinic for the past 34 years, transitions to its $1.5 million newly refurbished ward within the Douglas Building.

The move will enable improved access to facilities and services for both clients and staff. 

Interim Chief Executive Lee Gregory said the new facility will ultimately improve the experience of patients and staff.

I know the journey to this day has been long, and I wish our patients and staff the very best of wishes in your long awaited new home.
Interim Chief Executive Lee Gregory

“We’ve already has some patients use the new space and I believe staff and clients are extremely happy with the new surroundings.” 

Lee also acknowledged the efforts of former NSLHD CE Deb Willcox in enabling the transition.

“I’d like to acknowledge Deb Willcox’s vision and support for this project,” he said. 

“In 2019 she made it her mission to find a new home for the inpatient drug and alcohol service and here we are.”

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