The building is all but ready, but officials with Eastern Health are not yet ready to confirm an opening date for the new adult addictions centre in Harbour Grace.

A statement from the health authority would only say the centre will open in the "very near future."

Renovations are complete and furniture has been installed.

But planning for physician coverage is ongoing, and is now the top priority, said Eastern Health.

Employees have also been completing training and preparing to accept the first patients.

Province's second residential treatment centre

The facility will provide specialized residential treatment to adults with alcohol and drug addictions.

It is located in the former Splash Centre and will include accommodations and services for 18 people with complex addiction problems.

The centre will be the second such facility to open in the province, and complement existing treatment options. The other adult residential treatment centre, known as Humberwood, is located in Corner Brook.

The Harbour Grace centre is being planned and developed by an Ontario company called Homewood Health Centre Inc. Homewood will also provide initial clinical management of the facility, according to an earlier news release from Eastern Health.

The centre will feature a wide range of specialities, including nurses, social workers, a physician, psychologist, addictions counsellor, occupational therapist and other support staff.