Kimberley Alcohol and Other Drug Services – Kimberley Low Medical Withdrawal Beds
A tender has been released and is available at www.tenders.wa.gov.au using the tender reference number MHC738. The tender advertising period is from 8 November 2019 until 24 January 2020.
The MHC is seeking to expand the number of beds in the Kimberley for alcohol and other drug (AOD) low medical withdrawal. The optimum number of withdrawal beds has been identified as four beds located in the Kimberley region. However, the number of beds and their location are not fixed in this Request. Respondents will need to demonstrate that they have engaged with the community and that their proposed services will meet consumer needs across the Kimberley region. It is not a requirement that beds are located in the same place.
The provision of low medical withdrawal services in the Kimberley will provide the opportunity to reduce the gap in services currently provided and the modelled demand outlined in the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025, enabling specialist AOD community treatment services to be delivered into rural and regional areas of need.