Holistic rehabilitation support in the Goldfields

Goldfields Rehabilitation Service Inc (GRSI), a holistic alcohol and drug treatment service, held an open day last month, to showcase the important work they’re doing in the region.

WA Primary Health Alliance’s (WAPHA) Goldfields Regional Manager Sarah Brown, had the opportunity to attend the open day alongside other agencies and community partners and celebrate the launch of GRSI’s complete residential treatment program for people affected by alcohol and drug dependencies.

Since 2012, GRSI has expanded and improved their detox and rehabilitation facilities from a 7-bed facility in 2012 to now offering 18 beds to support the community.

“Goldfields Rehab had a vision and now a reality. The vision to have a holistic, one-stop-shop and integrated service. It’s a hard road we take but very inspiring and rewarding experience.” Said Jane Fajardo, Executive Manager of GRSI.

“Providing this complete service through our brand-new facilities and fantastic team that live in the Goldfields, we are well placed to continue to provide the best care to help people get their lives back on track.”

WAPHA proudly funds GRSI’s Outreach Service which supports graduates of the program as they transition to the community. The Outreach Service also aims to reduce alcohol and drug related harm to the individual and the broader community and assist them to recover on country in a safe and culturally appropriate environment.

“This year, we had nearly 20 graduates from the program complete the 14 days detox, 13 weeks rehab and 2 weeks mandatory transitional house program.”

“Despite the pandemic, our 4 low medical detox program had admitted around 120 clients in a span of just over a year.”

“We tried our hardest to ensure a stringent referral assessment process to ensure that we respond quickly and effectively to our consumers and families.”

“Our main goal is to never stop reaching out to people and communities.”

– Jane Fajardo, Goldfields Rehabilitation Service Inc, Executive Manager.

WA Primary Health Alliance Goldfields Regional Manager, Sarah Brown, said WAPHA acknowledges the important role of GRSI’s Outreach Service to the Goldfields region.

“Ensuring a holistic and patient-centred approach can be delivered to people pre and post treatment, and in addition, help those who are still undecided to get help and motivate them to do so, is extremely important.”

“The main goal of funding such programs in our region is to improve primary health equity for our community and deliver better health, together.”