Table 1

Profile of participant sites

SiteLocationType of siteNumber of clients (HCV infected%)Staff on siteMethadone dispensed on site
1WaterfordDTC100 (15)GP
Nurse specialists
Psychiatrists
N
2DublinHostel80 (30)GP
Nurse
N
3DublinDTC500 (approximately 75)GP
Nurse specialists
Pharmacists
Counsellors
Housing workers
Psychiatrists
Y
4DublinDTC200 (75)GP
Nurse specialists
Pharmacists
Counsellors
Housing workers
Y
  • DTC,┬ádrug treatment centres; GP, general practitioner; HCV, hepatitis C virus.