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24 Hour Dispensing Unit

A new trial of After Hours Dispensing Units for the NSP will begin on 22 December 2016 and aims to improve access to sterile injecting equipment to prevent blood-borne virus transmission and injecting-related injury and infection.

This is a harm reduction initiative that will enable 24-hour access to equipment in Darwin and Palmerston for the first time. The Trial is funded by the Centre for Disease Control, NTG DoH and will be overseen by NTAHC. The ADUs are token operated and dispense Fitpacks (please see pics).

Tokens will be available at NSPs at Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs from next week. Please pass the information on to those who may need to use the ADUs to avoid equipment reuse and receptive sharing.