New residential rehabilitation centre—Rockhampton
Update 5: 28 May 2020
Lives Lived Well, the non-government organisation that will deliver the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services for the Rockhampton Residential Rehabilitation and Withdrawal Management Service and the non-residential day program, is now taking referrals for the youth AOD program. The service will commence 1 June and offer phone and online counselling to young people aged 12-21 years. Further information can be found here (PDF 583 KB).
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Lives Lived Well
Lives Lived Well is a not-for-profit organisation, working to help people impacted by drugs or alcohol as well as mental health concerns. Lives Lived Well work with people to help get their lives back on track by delivering a wide range of programs and services across Queensland and New South Wales.
The organisation already has a strong presence in Rockhampton, having provided support in the region for approximately five years and offers services in over 20 locations in Queensland.
Lives Lived Well is actively involved in planning for the new suite of services in Rockhampton, including opportunities for community engagement and consultation.
Further information on Lives Lived Well can be found here: www.liveslivedwell.org.au
To read the announcement in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, click here.
The non-residential day program will be established in central Rockhampton. Lives Lived Well will commence this service in mid-2020.
Queensland Health continues to progress with land selection processes in partnership with Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service and Rockhampton Regional Council.
Site works for the residential rehabilitation facility are expected to commence in late 2020.
About the service
The establishment of a new alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation service in Rockhampton is a commitment of the Queensland Government.
This new facility will improve access to treatment and support for people in Rockhampton and surrounding regions. Admission will be voluntary and limited to people assessed as suitable for a residential program. The facility will include 42 places for individual rehabilitation and withdrawal management and two family units for parents.
As part of new service options, a non-residential day program is also being established in central Rockhampton.
Better and earlier access to treatment helps people with problematic alcohol and other drug use make positive behaviour change and reduces stress on families. Effective treatment also contributes to improving community safety and reducing the burden on health and other services.
Queensland Health is proposing a residential rehabilitation facility over part of the ‘Music Bowl’ site at 607 -701 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst (part of Lot 219/LN2518).
Land use planning process
Land use planning processes are well advanced and indicate the site is suitable for the residential rehabilitation facility. Queensland Health in conjunction with the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation has now commenced community consultation as part of a Ministerial Infrastructure Designation process on a parcel land at the Music Bowl site for use as alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facility.
Frequently asked questions
Please direct feedback or questions about the proposed rehabilitation service to AOD_Rehab@health.qld.gov.au.