In Parliament

Constituency Question - Brighton Savoy Rehabilitation



Tuesday, 8 March 2022.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (14:41):

My Constituency Question is to the Minister for Health, and I ask: what are the requirements for operating a rehabilitation program for alcohol and drug addiction treatment?

Minister, for background, over the last three months the Brighton Savoy, a family-owned hotel, accommodation and wedding events venue has been utilised by a rehabilitation service.

The program provided at the Savoy, operated by a private drug and alcohol lifestyle treatment and management provider, includes a base 28-day program, with group and behavioural therapy, stress and meditation training, all meals, group personal training and one-on-one counselling.

A number of constituents are seeking to understand what the legal and regulatory requirements are for operating the rehabilitation service in the Brighton location and whether the local community has an opportunity to be advised of the program’s operation.

Most that have been in contact are simply seeking to understand the rules around rehabilitation services, and the State Government’s prompt clarification on the requirements would be appreciated.

I look forward to receiving the Minister’s response.