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Bourke Street Tragedy

23 Jan 2017

In the wake of Friday’s tragedy in Bourke Street, St Vincent’s would like to remind everyone that you may need time to process, reflect and acknowledge the impact this event has had on you, your friends, family and colleagues.  Everyone reacts differently to trauma,  and reactions can strike when least expected. We encourage you to seek help if you feel  need it; help is available by contacting:

Victim Support Hotline 1800 819 817
Lifeline 13 11 14
GriefLine 1300 845 745
BeyondBlue 1300 224 636

For those seeking information about St V’s involvement; eight people attended our Emergency Department, six were admitted suffering a variety of injuries, none of them life threatening. St Vincent’s would like to acknowledge our hospital staff – theatre, wards, pathology, imaging, security and support staff – who ensured everything ran smoothly in such distressing circumstances, and our patients received the care they needed.

We would also like to acknowledge the various agencies who are involved in dealing with this distressing event; particularly Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria. Their care and consideration helped make our work run more smoothly.


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