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A consultation process on the proposed reconfiguration of inpatient services for adults requiring addiction treatment was launched last week by the Health and Social Care Board.

Public Consultation – Inpatient based addiction treatment services

A consultation process on the proposed reconfiguration of inpatient services for adults requiring addiction treatment was launched last week by the Health and Social Care Board.

The purpose of the consultation is to consider how specialist in-patient beds, used for the treatment of those with alcohol and substance misuse, could be better organised to improve the services provided throughout Northern Ireland.

In addition to proposals to reorganise Tier 4 services, the Health and Social Care Board also plans to strengthen locally based, specialist community services, known as Tier 3 services.

During the consultation period, the Board will seek the views of patients, clients, families, carers and the general public to help inform decisions about these proposals for the future development and delivery of these important services.

This will include a series of public meetings which will be held:

  • Thursday 7th November 2013: Tower Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DR (Board Room) at 6.30pm
  • Monday 11th November 2013: Grosvenor House, 5 Glengall Street, Belfast, BT12 5AD at 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 13th November 2013: Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh, BT79 0AP (Doctors Library, PostGrad Centre) at 7.00pm

The closing date for consultation responses is Friday 10th January 2014 at 5.00pm.

Responses or requests for further information or alternative formats should be emailed to tier4addiction.consultation@hscni.net

or in writing to:

Tier 4 Consultation, Social Care Directorate, Health and Social Care Board, 12-22 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BS

or telephone:

028 9032 1313

 To view the consultation document visit www.hscboard.hscni.net/consult.

For further information contact the Health and Social Care Board Communications Office on 028 9055 3740. For urgent out-of-hours enquiries please contact 028 9055 3740.

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