- The new facility substitutes Lacey House and has twice as many residential areas.
- The new facility is proposing residential medicine, day programming, and an area for overnight family visits for those with kids.
Health P.E.I. states a new facility helping women struggling with substance abuse is a crucial measure in providing the region with much-needed addiction services.
The addictions advanced care facility substituting the decades-old Lacey House in Charlottetown has been operating for a month.
It has 12 resident rooms — double as many as the old structure — where people who identify as women can live for up to 90 days to get treated.
The new building offers not only residential treatment but also day programming and room for overnight family visits for those with kids. Unlike the older structure, the first floor is also wheelchair-accessible.
“We have a much brighter, bigger, lovely, modern space,” stated Charmaine Campbell, manager of mental health and addictions transitional services at Health P.E.I.
“There’s always a demand for some of our addiction services on P.E.I. Specifically for women … we’ve had an expanded number of needs. And I think we’re only trying to keep up with that need. By having this increased capacity of beds, we can help enhance service.”
Source – cbc.ca