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Domestic violence campaign launch at Scarborough Hospital.'From left..Domestic Violence Coordinator Angela Hartley, Midwife Child Protection Officer Jo Monty, DC Gill Armstrong, Julia Gatie from Domestic Abuse Services, Snr Sister Sue Boulton, Staff Nurse Emma Brady, Matron Annette Wilkes.'114407. Picture Kevin Allen.'31/10/11.

Domestic violence campaign launch at Scarborough Hospital.'From left..Domestic Violence Coordinator Angela Hartley, Midwife Child Protection Officer Jo Monty, DC Gill Armstrong, Julia Gatie from Domestic Abuse Services, Snr Sister Sue Boulton, Staff Nurse Emma Brady, Matron Annette Wilkes.'114407. Picture Kevin Allen.'31/10/11.

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A NEW domestic violence awareness campaign has been launched at Scarborough Hospital.

Working in Partnership with Scarborough’s Domestic Abuse Partnership and the “Making Safe” Team, the hospital has adopted a package of support and awareness campaign approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Posters have been put up to highlight the wealth of support available locally. New badges are also being worn by the trust’s 25 Link Nurses – nurses who have been specially trained to support patients and staff with regards to domestic violence.

Jo Monty, Named Midwife for Child Protection, said: “For many people who experience violence or abuse, an NHS setting such as a hospital often represents the one place where it is possible to talk to someone without discovery or reprisal.

“Our Link Nurses are trained to recognise, through routine questioning, signs of abuse.”