Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
  • Organisations
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Funding
  • Jobs
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

New location for Darwin's Alcohol mandatory treatment facility

Darwin's alcohol mandatory treatment facility will be relocated to an improved and secure facility at Darwin Correctional Centre's low-security accommodation, once the construction of the Darwin Correctional Precinct is completed mid-next year.

Minister for Alcohol Rehabilitation, Robyn Lambley and Minister for Correctional Services, John Elferink today announced plans to move the Darwin alcohol mandatory treatment service from its short-term site at the grounds of Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) to the new location at Berrimah. Mrs Lambley said the accommodation, currently used to detain low-security offenders, will provide patients undergoing alcohol mandatory treatment with a safe, secure and modern facility. 'The new accommodation will ensure that people who are receiving treatment will get the help they need in a safe and secure facility to turn their lives around. Alcohol mandatory treatment is already achieving results and having a positive effect on people in the community who face chronic alcohol addiction.'

Mrs Lambley said the facility at RDH is serving as a short-term site for the Darwin alcohol treatment service, and will revert back to its original purpose once the new facility is operational.

Source: Northern Territory Government Newsroom


Last updated: 29 August 2013
Return to top