More Support For Hospitals To Tackle Family Violence

Hundreds of hospital staff will be trained to identify the signs of family violence and help patients experiencing harm to seek support as part of a $1.2 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today announced that funding for the Strengthening Hospital Responses for Family Violence initiative would increase from $250,000 to more than $1.2 million this financial year.

The initiative will provide training to help 14 Victorian health services to better support patients who have experienced family violence, nine of which are being funded for the first time and three to support regional health services in the Grampians, Loddon Mallee and Hume.

Our new funding delivers on recommendation 95 from the Royal Commission into Family Violence that requires a