Centre d’injection sous surveillance médicale
The MSIF will be a clean, safe, medically supervised service for people who inject drugs. As a compassionate, person-centred healthcare environment, which respects the dignity of service users, we believe that the MSIF will be a vital first step in reducing harm and supporting a person towards recovery. Staffed by experts with full nursing and medical services, it will provide opportunities for intervention, helping reduce the harms associated with injecting drug use and helping link vulnerable people in with drug treatment supports and health services.
An Bord Pleanála approved MQI’s planning application for an 18-month pilot MSIF in our Riverbank Centre on Merchants Quay in December 2019. We are currently engaged with all stakeholders, including planners, architects engineers, and the HSE to ensure we have the necessary resources in place to develop the site. Our best estimate is that refurbishment work will start in mid-2020. We aim to have the facility open as soon as practicable in 2021.
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