Thursday, 1 September 2016
Mental Health Minister Andrea Mitchell said today tenders had closed for the provision of the extra beds to treat West Australians with methamphetamine-related problems.
"The Mental Health Commission has had a positive response to its call for tenders and is currently evaluating the offers to provide beds across a number of metropolitan and country regions," Ms Mitchell said.
"The State Government expects contracts to be finalised in October and the beds to begin operation from January 2017.
"These beds will provide important new support for families who desperately want help for their loved ones."
As part of the multi-faceted meth strategy, the Liberal National Government has allocated $9.8 million to provide an extra 60 beds and to expand community-based prevention and treatment services through its network of community alcohol and drug services.
The strategy also includes expanded school drug education for students, teachers and parents, to help reduce the harm caused by methamphetamine use in the community.
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