The Campbelltown Drug Health Services has become the first unit to move into new purpose-built premises as part of the $632 million hospital redevelopment.
The unit provides a range of specialised prevention, treatment and intervention services aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of clients, their families and the community, relating to drug and alcohol use.
Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals general manager Alison Derrett said the new location integrated Drug Health into the hospital campus and would improve client care.
“The redevelopment is well under way with Drug Health the first service to move into the hospital campus,’’ Ms Derrett said.
“This is an exciting time for our community and I am delighted the team from Drug Health now is providing care in this custom-built, state-of-the-art centre.’’
South Western Sydney Local Health District drug health services general manager Stephanie Hocking said the new expanded premises included more consultation and treatment rooms as well as ground-breaking idose technology.
The idose system identifies clients by taking a digital photo of their iris before dispensing the medication dose required.
“Our staff are thrilled with the new premises and we look forward to continuing to provide outstanding care and support for our clients and community well into the future,’’ Ms Hocking said.
“Our team do a fantastic job for their clients and the new centre will enhance our holistic and innovative care.’’
Drug Health also provides expert advice to hospital staff on drug and alcohol treatment as well as providing intake, assessment, referral and resource services for adults, young people and children.
The NSW Government is investing $632 million in the Campbelltown Hospital stage two redevelopment, which will include an expanded emergency department, a new intensive care unit, upgraded maternity and paediatric services and enhanced diagnostic services, including more medical imaging equipment.
The redevelopment also includes $34.1 million for a new multi-storey car park.