New Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital to Aid Sexual Assualt Victims

The pilot program is being funded through federal grant money.


Federal funding to the tune of $3.3 million will go to create a health center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital to better help victims of sexual assault, both locally and nationally.

The Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Telenursing Center, which will be located at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, will provide 24-hour services to victims of sexual assault, according to an Associated Press report on the Boston Herald website. 

The telenursing center will also offer consultation services to doctors and nurses around the country who don't routinely treat victims of sexual assault, the report says. 

The grant money, from the U.S. Department of Justice, will help pay for equipment and clinical staffing, plus education and technical assistance, the report says. 

Adam Maleson February 06, 2013 at 10:42 PM
When will we ever devote any resources and energy to preventing sexual assault? Seriously, this is primarily a psychological and also cultural issue. When will we as a society begin to intelligently address the underlying roots of the problem?


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