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Counties Manukau Health Violence Intervention Programme

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Counties Manukau Health acknowledges and responds to family violence as a health issue. The goal of the Violence Intervention Programme (VIP) is to reduce the harm of family violence by implementing early intervention programmes in health services. The Ministry of Health’s Violence Intervention Programme in District Health Boards seeks to reduce and prevent the health impacts of family violence (partner and child abuse and neglect) through early identification, assessment and referral of victims presenting to health services.

The VIP team is on site at Middlemore Hospital. Their role is to train DHB staff in roll out areas in brief intervention aligned with DHB policy and procedure. The team equips frontline staff to recognise and give the appropriate support to victims of family violence. The VIP team also promotes networking and information sharing among domestic violence agencies, ensuring an effective multi-agency response to the matter of family violence.

Referral Expectations


Police 24 hours 111
 Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children 24 hours 

0508 326 459
Callers from outside New Zealand  +64 9 9123820

Victim Support 24 hours 0800 VICTIM
0800 842 846
Women's Refuge 24 hours  0800 733 843

Counselling Service Centre

(Sexual Abuse)

24 hours  (09) 277 9324


(Safer Aotearoa Family Violence Prevention Network)

9am - 4.30pm


(09) 278 9266


(Shine* - Te Kakano Tumanako National Tollfree crisis line)

7.30am - 11pm 0508 744 633

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Middlemore Hospital

South Auckland Clinical Nurse Manager VIP programme

Hospital Rd

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Street Address

Hospital Rd

Postal Address

VIP Coordinators

Middlemore Hosptial
Private Bag 93311
Auckland 1640

This page was last updated at 11:24AM on August 11, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Violence Intervention Programme.