Future of Australia’s supervised injecting centre is now more certainBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5182 (Published 20 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5182
- Melissa Sweet
After operating on a trial basis for more than nine years, Australia’s only medically supervised injecting centre is to become a regular health service, ensuring it a more certain future.
The centre opened in May 2001 in Sydney’s Kings Cross area as an 18 month trial and has since needed endorsement by the New South Wales parliament every four years to continue (BMJ 2008,337:a732, doi:10.1136/bmj.a732). However, the state government has announced plans to make the centre an ongoing health service that will be subject to regular evaluation and monitoring, “as would any other government programme or treatment …