Family Violence

Family Violence


Family violence is recognised by Southern DHB as a priority issue. Accordingly a number of policies, procedures and guidelines are in place to help staff identify signs of family violence and to act on that.

As health professionals, our staff are in a unique position to identify abuse early, provide support and offer referrals in a safe, non-judgemental way within the context of a health assessment.

There is routine screening for

  • All women aged over 16 years
  • Youth aged 12-15 who present with signs indicative of abuse
  • Males 16 years and over who present with signs indicative of abuse


Southland Hospital, Kew Rd, Invercargill


Contact Details

Southland Family Violence Coordinators

Ph: 03 218 1949


Otago Family Violence Coordinators

Ph:  03 474 0999

Links Ministry of Health Violence Intervention Programme -