Next Step Transition Project

Next Step Transition Project

The Next Step Drug and Alcohol Service is being transitioned from the Mental Health Commission to the East Metropolitan Health Service to increase integration between hospital and community-based services and deliver best practice care and treatment to the WA community.

A Project Steering Committee has been developed and are working through the transition elements, service functions and workforce requirements to ensure there is a smooth transition by 30 September 2024.

Once under the management of the East Metropolitan Health Service, the service will sit under the governance of the Hospital Logistics and Acute Access Division within the Royal Perth Bentley Group.

Next Step will remain a state-wide service.

Project information

The transition will be phased over four stages:

Initiation - Establish governance structures, define scope and project teams.

Planning - Provision of information, workshops to build context and understanding of Next Step and develop transition plans for the following six workstreams of Commercial and Legal; Finance; Governance; Performance and Systems; Workforce; and Strategy and Culture.

Transition - Enact transition plan.

Post Transition and Closure - Finalise the transition and conduct a formal evaluation and lessons learned process and handover project to business as usual and closure.

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Updated 18 March 2024

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