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newsGP tours the MSIR

January 31 2019

 

It’s been over six months since we opened the Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) trial.

The room is full or close to it most days, and our staff has also uncovered a previously unrecognised need for addiction treatment.

 

‘If there was no injecting room in those four months, that’s 20,000 injections that would have taken place elsewhere,’ Dr Clark said. ‘That’s almost 100 overdoses a month.’

 

Our staff members have certainly noticed a change in the area – fewer sirens and cold blue alerts ring out these days. 

The purpose-built facility is currently under construction and is due to be completed in mid-2019.

Amanda Lyons from newsGP recently visited the MSIR to tour the trial site and catch up on our progress thus far. You can read the full story here.

MSIR closes for a few hours each Tuesday to run facility tours for community members and health professionals. Find out more here.

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