Urgent Action Needed to Keep Family Violence Survivors Safe in Hospitals

Women’s Health Victoria(WHV), the Women’s Mental Health Alliance and mental health consumer peak the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council(VMIAC) have ongoing concerns about the high costs of mental health misdiagnosis to family violence survivors and the increased risk this creates to their safety.

In light of recent news reports of recommendations made by the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner (MHCC) to Mercy Public Hospital in Werribee the three groups urge immediate action be taken to prevent further risk and harms to family violence survivors already experiencing trauma.

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