Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
Quinte Health’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program (DVSARP) is a team of specially trained nurses that responds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all four Quinte Health hospitals in Belleville, Trenton, North Hastings and Picton. We work closely with our community partners to increase awareness and provide information about sexual assault and domestic violence.
Our team is sensitive and supportive while offering comprehensive acute health care to victims of violence and their families. Our services include:
- Assess for STIs, HIV risk, pregnancy, and offer prophylactic medications
- Medical follow up care
- Non-acute Pediatric Sexual Assault Clinic
- Document injuries on health record
- Photograph injuries
- Facilitate communication between Police/ Children’s Aid Society* when applicable
- Offer, collect and store Sexual Assault evidence kit
- Anonymous third-party reporting
- Community referrals
- Transportation assistance where appropriate
Remember: It is YOUR choice. You may decide to use any or all of our services. We are here to help you understand your options and support YOUR decisions.
You can refer a patient to our program at any time, even if the violence was in the past. We can make sure that she or he has the information they need to be linked up to the appropriate community services.
Program Manager: Heather Leonard 613-392-2540 ext. 5490 - email@example.com
Nurse Program Coordinator: Rachael Fraser 613-969-7400 ext. 5025, firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow-up Nurse: Anne Marie Maloney 613-969-7400 ext. 5024, email@example.com
If you or someone you know is requiring immediate treatment, please present to any Quinte Health Emergency Department.
*The legislation under the Child and Family Services Act states that each professional with a suspicion of assault/ abuse, witnessing violence or neglect of a child under the age of 16 has a duty to report to Children’s Aid Society directly.