There are more than 800 publicly-funded drug rehab beds in NSW, but only 208 in Victoria, according to each state’s heath departments. There are also 124 more private rehab beds for addicts in Victoria than in the public system.
Drug and alcohol counsellor Stuart Fenton, who has worked in the public sector, said he sent clients who could not pay for private rehab to NSW, where the public waiting lists were often shorter.
Available from: <www.smh.com.au/national/long-wait-forces-victorias-ice-addicts-into-nsw-rehab-beds-20150213-13duve.html>. [13 February 2015].