The Central Coast may be home to a $13m residential centre for the treatment of eating disorders, which will be the first of its kind in NSW.
Funding for the centre will be provided by the Federal Government to the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (PHN), which will identify a suitable operator and site in consultation with eating disorders experts, the community, and individuals with lived experience.
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said the centre would provide much needed services for those affected by eating disorders.
“It will change the way eating disorders are diagnosed and treated, by providing 24/7 intensive care and support, as well as training, education and advocacy,” Wicks said.
The centre will be one of seven residential eating disorders centres around the country to be funded by the Federal Government to the tune of $63m.
It is expected that design of the centres will begin later this year.
Media release, May 14
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks