Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug services

The Mental Health Department at the Canberra Hospital gives you an opportunity to be involved in the care of patients with mental health disorders in an inpatient and outpatient setting. CHHS also provides an alcohol and drug service.

Please see the information below for specific features of each service.

Mental Health
  • participation in tribunal meetings
  • exposure to the Mental Health Act
  • involvement in the Crisis and Assessment Treatment Team to provide emergency assessment and management for patients in the community
Alcohol and Drug Services
  • 10 bed Inpatient Detox Unit
  • opportunity to participate in community based Drug & Alcohol services
  • Drug & Alcohol hospital liaison service
  • Exposure to the opioid substitution (Methadone and Buprenorphine) treatment program
Page last updated on: 30 Sep 2018