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Expansion needed at Leyland drugs and alcohol rehab centre

The Discover Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service in Golden Hill Lane, Leyland

The Discover Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service in Golden Hill Lane, Leyland

An increase in demand has lead to a Leyland drugs and alcohol rehabilitation centre needing an expansion.

The Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust runs the Discover Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service in Golden Hill Lane.

The trust has applied for planning permission from South Ribble Council’s planning officers to erect a temporary single storey building to provide additional clinical consulting rooms.

Debra Bretherton, from Discover Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service, said: “We are simply installing a portacabin in the car park to provide a bit more space in the main building.

“The cabin will be mainly used for administrative staff to carry out their duties whilst the main building will be used for clients seeking support in their recovery from substance misuse.”

Planning documents read: “Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust recently won the Service Agreement Contract to provide alcohol and drug rehabilitation services from this existing facility.

“Due to the growing demand on the service, additional consultation rooms are required.

“The service consists of the general counselling of patients suffering from substance abuse and clinical activities associated with their health.”

It adds: “A new temporary building is proposed to provide two additional consultation rooms.

“The new temporary building will be required for a period of five years to accord with the Service Agreement Contract the Trust has in place to provide this service to the community.”

The current patient facilities consist of three consultation rooms and a clinic room with a reception and waiting area.

The application says that only staff use the car park.

Access to the portacabin will be through the main building.

 

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