Caboolture to get $11m ice rehab injection

Christine Flatley

The Federal Government will inject $11 million into improving drug rehabilitation services in one of Queensland's ice hot spots.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt will travel to Caboolture, in the Longman by-election heartland, on Wednesday to make the announcement.

The funding will include $7.5 million for a new 20-bed residential rehabilitation centre.

The not-for-profit organisation Lives Lived Well will also receive a $3.6 million funding boost over three years to help them deliver counselling, medical treatment and withdrawal support for drug users.

Mr Hunt said the money would help people unable to travel to Brisbane for treatment.

"People lose their confidence, they lose their ability, paranoia is often a very significant thing and to be able to get treatment in the community at a place that you know with the support of your family can make all the difference," he told ABC radio.

The move has also been welcomed by Lives Lived Well clinical services manager Leah Tickner, who says their service is already at capacity with a wait list.