Family Violence Programme
The Hastings Health Centre is a safe place to talk about family violence. Our Family Violence Programme was introduced in 2008 in order to continue to provide our patients with holistic care and protect their physical and mental wellbeing. Our family doctors and nurses have been trained to recognise the signs of family violence through asking the right questions. Our programme is supported by the Hawke’s Bay Primary Health Organisation and the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. If you are suffering from abuse our staff are able to support, advise you of your options and can refer you to the right agency for your protection. If you would like to seek help or are worried about a family member, you can talk in confidence to a family doctor, nurse or support person.
If you are hurting the people you love and need help to stop we can give you information for agencies in our community that will help. You will be provided with this information and our support and will not be judged.