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

https://bluejeans.com/436969549

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.