Hospitals & Institutions Hub Overview

Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) service consists primarily of carrying the NA message to addicts that cannot regularly attend scheduled NA meetings because they are confined to a hospital, rehabilitation facility or correctional facility.

H&I is one of several ways that NA groups practice the 5th Tradition: “Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry the message to the addict who still suffers.”

Historically, Area H&I Committees were formed to serve as a staging place, in which many NA Groups from within a specific area could pool their resources (money & people), for the express purpose of carrying the NA message to addicts that cannot attend regularly scheduled NA meetings.

The recently formed Northern Australia H&I Hub now plays a central role in the overall H&I service effort by initiating, coordinating and conducting local NA hospitals and institutions presentations.  The following items set out in the WSC H&I Handbook provide the guidelines for the operations of H&I subcommittees:

  • Conduct monthly meetings to pool resources and act in a unified manner
  • Prepare H&I policies and guidelines
  • Serve as a link to Regional H&I
  • Elect members who are to conduct the H&I presentations
  • Serve as a distribution centre for literature that is given at H&I presentations
  • In cooperation with Public Relations, make all initial contact with facilities
  • Conduct learning days and workshops
  • Act at the single point of accountability for all H&I-oriented services within an area

Getting Involved in H&I

If you are an NA member and are interested in participating in H&I presentations (see list below) please fill in an Expression of Interest for the facilities/meetings you are interested in here.

TODO copy the caldera list here

Please note: Although face to face H&I meetings have been temporarily suspended, we encourage members to submit their Expressions of Interest forms for H&I rosters in readiness for the lifting of social distancing rules.

Members are also welcome to come along to the H&I Hub meetings for more information and assistance with security clearance paperwork (correctional facilities only).

The H&I Hub meetings are held third Thursday of every month at:

New Farm Library Community Room
135 Sydney St New Farm
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Please note: H&I Hub meetings are currently being held online until the Community Meeting Room re-opens.

To join the H&I Hub meeting by mobile, laptop or PC:

Put the following URL into your browser

Then add your name to join the meeting

The meeting ID is 436969549

The online meetings are on the third Thursday of every month and run from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.