Latest News

Back to News

Safe injecting report tabled

Posted 11 September 2017

The Victorian Parliament’s Legal and Social Issues committee last week tabled the final report of its Inquiry into the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2017.

The VHA has prepared a summary for members which can be accessed here.

The Bill proposes an 18-month trial of a medically supervised injecting centre in North Richmond, and is a response to the escalating and open sale and use of illicit drugs in that area. Access the report here.

The VHA submitted recommendations to the inquiry in April which can be accessed here.

Of the 49 submissions, 46 supported an injection centre to tackle the heroin crisis on the streets. The findings of three coronial inquests, community health workers, traders and residents were also assessed.

The report noted that no overdose deaths had occurred in an MSIC, which also act as a referral point for health and social services such as drug and alcohol therapies and homelessness support.


News Archive

View all

Governance leader to present at aged care forum

Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance Executive Director Jo-Anne Moorfoot is presenting at the VHA Forum: The aged care revolution next week. Ms Moorfoot has had extensive experience in the … Read more

iPRO CEO to speak at Governance Conference

iPRO CEO Oliver Roydhouse has been confirmed to speak at the Victorian Healthcare Association and Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance 2018 Governance Conference. With over 20 year's industry … Read more

'The aged care revolution': Jackie Kearney to speak

Jackie Kearney, Assistant Director, Person Directed Care and Worker Wellbeing Unit at the Department of Health and Human Services will speak at the VHA forum: The aged care revolution later this … Read more

VHA partners with supply chain compliance management leader iPRO

The Victorian Healthcare Association has partnered with market leader in supply chain compliance management iPRO, VHA CEO Tom Symondson announced today.Mr Symondson said that the VHA has formed an … Read more