Red bench at St Vincent's Toowoomba shows support to victims and survivors of domestic violence
Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health and welfare issue for the whole community. St Vincent's is proud to show our support to victims and survivors.
It occurs across all ages, and all socioeconomic and demographic groups. Many victims attend hospital emergency departments or their GP following an assault. The response they receive is critical to their ongoing recovery.
To ensure women, men and children know that we are a safe environment to receive health care at all times, St Vincent’s Hospital and the Red Rose Foundation has launched our Red Bench outside the front of our Emergency Department.
Red Benches are Queensland’s largest domestic violence awareness campaign. They are built and installed in public places as a permanent reminder that domestic violence occurs within all our communities and that we can all work together to "change the ending".