Inside Uniting MSIC
The pathway through
Our entrance has a frosted glass door and windows with no signage, to ensure privacy for our visitors. Visitors enter from Darlinghurst Road and flow through the centre in a one-way direction.
Clients first visit the waiting room and assessment area. Our staff will talk to them about their current situation and medical history, as well as check their eligibility to use the service. To be eligible, clients must:
- Be an injecting drug user
- Be 18 years of age or over
- Not be pregnant or accompanied by a child
- Not be intoxicated.
Clients visit the injecting room next. The injecting room has eight open booths that can seat two people. Staff (including the registered nurse who is always on duty) keep an eye on things at all times.
Our team provides clean injecting equipment and advice on safer injecting practices. We also offer first aid and other health services. There are waste bins for used equipment and a resuscitation room, which is used to treat people who are experiencing drug overdoses and other health emergencies.
The after-care area is where clients stay, with the support of our team, until they are ready to leave. This is an important space for clients to connect with our staff in a less clinical environment. Tea and coffee facilities are available, and there is a range of health promoting activities that take place here. Our staff talk with people and link them with other services including housing, legal, social welfare, drug treatment and rehabilitation services.
Our clients leave the centre via the door onto Kellett Street. Ambulance staff are also able to enter the centre via this door.
To find out more about the Uniting Sydney MSIC please contact:
Office Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: + 61 (0) 2 9360 1191
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If you would like to find out more about Uniting MSIC, call us on +61 (0) 2 9360 1191 or email email@example.com.