New detox centre built in Jersey

A centre for people with drug and alcohol addiction is being built in Jersey after donations from the Lloyds TSB Foundation.

Over the past two years it has given £100,000 to the Weston Healthcare Foundation to build the residential detox centre in New Street, St Helier.

It will be able to house up to five people and will open in early 2012.

The foundation's chief executive officer Jason Wyse said the service was vital.

The foundation works with other charities in the Silkworth Charity Group to help people addicted to alcohol and drugs.

Mr Wyse said: "There are a number of people that need to be in an environment where its detoxification specific so the 24-hour care, nursing care etc. is being given in one unit.

"It also has an impact on other services like the hospital because it will be able to relieve beds."

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