Supporting Shepparton’s detox service

Constituency question

Ms MAXWELL (Northern Victoria) – May 25, 2021 (12:11):

My question is to the Minister for Health, and it is regarding concerns from constituents about the need for drug and alcohol detox services in Shepparton.

The minister may be aware of The Cottage, a very successful residential and life skills recovery service in Shepparton, run by Rob, Maria, Aaron and their team to help their clients find a new path away from trauma and towards freedom from addiction.

The Cottage team tells me that detox services and addiction specialists are desperately needed to support the work that they do in helping people transform their lives.

So I ask the minister: what is specifically being done to deliver these specialist services in Shepparton and to allay the concerns of constituents within that region?