Hospitals & Institutions Hub

Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) service is the primary way NA members carry the NA message to addicts that cannot regularly attend scheduled NA meetings because they are confined to a hospital, rehabilitation facility or correctional centre.

The Northern Australia H&I Hub plays a central role in H&I service delivery to the Northern Territory and Queensland (with the exception of the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast service areas) by initiating, coordinating and conducting H&I presentations and meetings.

The H&I Hub also provides the following:

  • Prepares H&I policies and guidelines
  • Serves as a link to Regional H&I
  • Supports members to facilitate H&I presentations/meetings
  • Serves as a distribution centre for H&I literature
  • Conducts learning days and workshops
  • Acts at the single point of accountability for all area H&I services 

Getting Involved in H&I

If you would like to be placed on a rehab, detox or correctional centre roster, please complete and submit the Expression of Interest form. Roster commitments can vary from fortnightly to monthly depending on which roster you sign up for.  If you’re uncertain if H&I is for you, we can arrange for you to attend an H&I meeting as an observer.

The current H&I service opportunities are as follows:

Correctional Facilities

  • Alice Springs Correctional Centre, Alice Springs – Friday monthly (males 1.00pm – 2.00pm, females 2.00pm-3.00pm) (includes processing times)
  • Alice Springs reintegration cottages (outside prison) – Saturday monthly 4.30pm-5.30pm (includes processing times) (males only)
  • Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, Wacol (Men’s Facility) – Sunday Monthly 12.30pm-3.00pm (includes processing time)
  • Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre, Wacol (Women’s Facility) – Friday Monthly 12.30pm-3.00pm (includes processing times)
  • Helana Jones Centre, Albion (Women’s Facility) – Monday fortnightly 5.45pm-7.15pm (includes processing time)
  • Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, Gatton (Women’s Facility) – Friday fortnightly from 12.30pm-3.00pm (includes processing times)

Online Corrections

Monthly: Schedule TBA – Members Australia-wide are invited to join the speaker roster (12-month minimum clean time requirement and 5 years without criminal conviction required for security clearance).

Detox Clinics

HADS – Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), Herston (Male and Female) – Tuesday and Friday weekly 6.30pm-7.30pm

Rehabilitation Centres

  • Aranda House, Alice Springs – Monday monthly – 7.30pm-8.30pm
  • Caboolture Hospital (Mental Health Unit) (Male and Female) To Be Confirmed
  • Logan House, Logan, Brisbane (Male and Female) – Monday fortnightly – 7.30pm-8.30pm
  • Lives Lived Well, Caboolture, Brisbane (Male and Female) – Thursday fortnightly – 7.30pm-8.30pm
  • Moonyah, Red Hill, Brisbane (Male and Female) – Monday weekly 6.00pm-7.00pm
  • Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (Male) – Tuesday fortnightly – 6.00pm-7.00pm

Outreach Online

Multiple Facilities – Online (Male and Female) – Monday weekly 7.00pm to 8.00pm (QLD) time

Click here to go to the Expression of Interest form

The H&I Hub will send a confirmation email with further information and connect you with the relevant H&I Coordinator(s).

Information provided in the EOI form is stored securely and will not be shared with third parties.

Clean Time Requirements

Clean time requirement for non-secure facilities (Detox and Rehabs) is 3 months to observe and 6 months to facilitate.

Clean time requirement for correctional H&I is a 12 month minimum, however we accept applications at 6 months to allow for security clearance processing times.

General Questions for H&I click here to fill in the form.