Quinte Health Care Corporation

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Program

Home Agency Service

DVSARP offers a 24-hour response team of nurses who are specially equipped with knowledge specific to intimate partner domestic violence and /or sexual assault (SA/DV) across the lifespan acute cases
  • providing service to women, men and children
  • within the team is a follow up nurse who is able to provide ongoing support to patients following the acute stage
  • follow up nurse also can provide support to patients requiring assistance with historical Domestic Violence /Sexual Assault and works as a liaison with the community supports
The Domestic Violence /Sexual Assault team responds to all four hospitals within Quinte Health Care:
  • Belleville, Trenton, Picton and North Hastings
  • on-call nurse responds when paged by a local Emergency Department to assist the team with the care of a patient whom discloses to the triage nurse that they have been assaulted and require assistance
  • collaborates with the Emergency Department Team as well as the sexual assault center social worker, or children's aid society as well as other social service sectors to support the assault victim and together provide a comprehensive assessment and a plan of care to meet the needs of the patient who has encountered an acute assault
  • takes turns at being available for on call shifts
  • legal and medical information will be offered as well as forensic collection in the event of an acute sexual assault at the patients discretion
  • access to a sexual assault worker is also provided in conjunction with the Domestic Violence /Sexual Assault response nurse or coordinated by the local Emergency Department as required
  • victims of an acute Domestic Violence /Sexual Assault are encouraged to engage 911 and/or go directly to the nearest Emergency Department for assistance
No restrictions
Application Process
None required
Toll Free
1-800-483-2811 - ask switchboard to contact the on call DVSA nurse and provide your number to contact. Alternatively contact your local Emergency Department
613-969-7400 ext 5024 or ext 5490
- via hospital switchboard. Ask operator to Page DVSARP or Crisis Intervention on-call nurse, whichever is required.
After Hours Phone
- via hospital switchboard who will page the on call nurse
- go to local Emergency Department whom will arrange upon arrival
Mailing Address
QHC Trenton Memorial, 242 King St
Quinte West, ON, K8V 5S6
English, Interpretive Services - other languages are available through Language Services
Perry Simard, Manager
Email: Psimard@qhc.on.ca
Phone: have paged through hospital switchboard 613-969-7400 ext 5490
Documents Required
No documents required
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Last Updated On
July 27, 2022
QHC Trenton Memorial, 242 King St
Quinte West, ON, K8V 5S6
Cross street: Dufferin Ave and Dundas St W
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Hours of Operation
Open 24/7
24 hour medical response at all Quinte Health Care hospitals
Service Area(s)
  • Hastings County
  • Prince Edward County