Margaret River Private – Alcohol and other Drug Rehabilitation Hospital


Primary Function of Facility

The purpose of Margaret River Private is to provide day programs and inpatient facilities for patients experiencing drug and or alcohol related conditions.  The facility is a combined day/inpatient unit comprising 8 beds. The day programs have capacity to manage 35 patients.

Overall the primary function of Margaret River Private is firstly to provide a safe quality environment to support recovery under the care of experienced medical, nursing and allied health professionals and secondly to provide training for health professionals in the field of drug and alcohol disorders.

Rationale for service

Drug and alcohol (D&A) services are provided in acute public and private facilities however access to private beds is becoming problematic. Existing private beds in the Perth metropolitan area are at capacity in terms of occupancy and day programs for public patients are seeing extended wait times.

The proposed facility will provide an alternative country location for day and inpatient admissions.  At present due to pressure on beds there are few options available for this growing need in Western Australia.  The facility will therefore serve an important community function by providing improved access to D&A services.

Client: Dr. Khim Harris

Architect: HHA Architects

Budget: $8 000 000.00