Pubdate: Sat, 31 Jul 1999
Date: 07/31/1999
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Author: Raymond Seidler
Note: Title supplied by newshawk

Who would have thought the Sisters of Charity would run a safe
injecting room for addicts?

They are to be congratulated, as is the board of the hospital, for
their vision in saving countless young Australian lives from overdose
death in the lanes and squats around Kings Cross.

A clean medically supervised place to inject will reduce blood-borne
disease, catastrophe through misplaced injections, and the obligatory
beating and robbery that frequently accompany a heroin shot in a dark

Hopefully, the wheels of the NSW bureaucracy will grind a little
faster to get the place open this year.

Dr Raymond Seidler,
Kings Cross