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sexual assault family violence program (SAFV)

If you are a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence, go to your the emergency department and ask to see the sexual assault family violence (SAFV) nurse. You can find an SAFV nurse on call in the Emergency departments at Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston and Lennox & Addington County General Hospital in Napanee. (If you’re under 16, our services are available in Kingston only.) Ask to see the nurse, who will escort you to our safe, confidential treatment area

SAFV nurses are available in our emergency department for people who have been the victim of sexual abuse or violent behaviour. They are there 24 hours-per-day seven days-per-week. 


rather recent onset, somewhat rapid change

between acute and chronic; denoting the course of a disease of moderate duration or severity. Usually of a stable nature after acute phase.