1752. Hon Alison Xamon to the parliamentary secretary representing the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health:

I refer to the Mental Health Commission’s request for tender seeking to expand the number of beds in the South West of Western Australia by up to three low medical withdrawal/stabilisation beds and up to 30 residential alcohol and drug treatment beds which closed on 30 July 2018, and I ask:

(a)  have providers been selected to deliver these services;

(b)  if no to (a), why not; and

(c)  if yes to (1) please:

(i)  list the successful applicants;

(ii)  advise the number of beds allocated by location; and

(iii)  advise if any beds are reserved for priority populations and, if so, which populations and associated number of beds?

Hon Alanna Clohesy replied:

I am advised that:

(a)  Yes.

(b)  Not applicable.


(i)  Palmerston Association has been awarded as a successful Respondent. The Mental Health Commission is continuing a preferred service provider negotiation process with Cyrenian House.

(ii)  Palmerston Association’s service will provide 19 adult beds and is located in Brunswick Junction. Cyrenian House’s offer is still under negotiation.

(iii)  Unable to advise until negotiation process has been completed.


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