Mans­field Dis­trict Hospi­tal to put the freeze on ice

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS -

THE first meet­ing of the Ice and Other Drugs Pro­ject is to take place on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 1 at the De­latite Ho­tel.

Com­menc­ing at 6pm, this is an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal peo­ple to be­come a part of a pro­ject to tackle ice and other drug use in the Mans­field com­mu­nity.

Mans­field Dis­trict Hospi­tal’s di­rec­tor of op­er­a­tions Me­lanie Green said “we want peo­ple who are con­cerned about drugs within the Mans­field com­mu­nity to be­come a part of this group”.

“We want to hear from their ex­pe­ri­ence or per­spec­tive about what needs to be done to ad­dress drug use,” she said.

“Our pro­ject will be lo­cally owned and lo­cally de­liv­ered as we strongly be­lieve that this will lead to bet­ter re­sults.”

The hospi­tal is cur­rently re­cruit­ing a com­mu­nity health nurse to lead the pro­gram.

This per­son will work closely with lo­cal GPs, schools, po­lice and the jus­tice sys­tem to en­sure that those peo­ple re­quir­ing as­sis­tance have the op­por­tu­nity for early intervention.

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