NHS Forth Valley

Your health board contact

Lynn Waddell

Equality and Diversity Project Manager
Operational Lead for Gender Based Violence

Administration Offices
Falkirk Community Hospital
Westburn Avenue

Tel: 01324 614653
Mobile: 07770 492812
(Mon – Thurs)
Email: lynn.waddell@nhs.net

Your health board achievements

  • Staff trained in Gender Based Violence
  • Online training available June 2013.
  • Implementation of routine enquiry in addictions, mental health, women and children’s services, community nursing and accident and emergency.
  • Staff and public support information available via intranet.
  • Materials available to support staff and patients
  • Working in collaboration with local authorities and Police Scotland on a variety of areas including development of resource to support older population experiencing domestic abuse
  • Drop in Facility provided by Falkirk Women’s Aid available 1st Friday month 10-1pm Forth Valley Royal Hospital for all people regardless of age, disability, gender, race/ethnicity, religion/belief or sexual orientation
  • Gender Based Violence is a key NHS Forth Valley Equality Outcome 2013-17

Long term NHS outcome 3: Within NHS Forth Valley, people are able to live well in the community.  

Outcome 3 b. In collaboration with partner agencies, NHS Forth Valley will improve the early identification of women and men experiencing Gender Based Violence within local health services; particular focus on A&E, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Community Care, Sexual Health and Women and Children’s Services

Employee policy

NHS Forth Valley Gender Based Violence Policy & Guidelines in place 2013

You can find more information on Gender Based Violence on the NHS Forth Valley Gender Based Violence Public web site

Support for Survivors

If you are looking for support for your own experiences of GBV you can call:

Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline
0800 027 1234

Rape Crisis Scotland
08088 010302

or click on:

Scottish Womens Aid

Survivor Scotland

Galop National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline


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