This audit assessed the availability, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment services for people with meth dependency. It focused on 2 key questions:
- Does the MHC ensure the right meth treatment services are in the right places?
- Do all people who require treatments get them, and are they effective?
In conducting the audit, we:
- reviewed policies, procedures, data and key documents
- considered public comment provided to the OAG
- interviewed key MHC staff.
We visited CADS sites in Bunbury and Armadale, and interviewed staff at 6 service providers:
- Abbotsford Hospital Pty Ltd
- Cyrenian House
- Hope Community Services
- Next Step
- Salvation Army
- St John of God Bunbury.
We also spoke with the Western Australia Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (WANADA), a key stakeholder in the area.
This was a broad scope performance audit, conducted under section 18 of the Auditor General Act 2006 and in accordance with Australian Assurance Standard ASAE 3500 Performance Engagements. We complied with the independence and other relevant ethical requirements related to assurance engagements. Performance audits focus primarily on the effective management and operations of agency programs and activities. The approximate cost of undertaking the audit and reporting is $528,000.