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Training for healthcare workers

Training for healthcare workers

On August 25, Acting Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Jenny Mikakos announced $10.2 million to train healthcare workers across Victoria to identify and support patients experiencing family violence.

More than 3,000 hospital staff have already received training.

The funding boost will expand that training to thousands more health workers at all 88 public health services across Victoria – giving hospitals the tools and skills to ensure family violence victims don’t fall through the gaps.

The Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence initiative teaches workers to see the warning signs, respond sensitively and respectfully, and connect victims to the services and the support they need, sooner.

Read Victorian Government media release.