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Trauma surgeons brace for surge in domestic violence-related injuries

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated March 26 2020 - 8:18am, first published 4:00am
Dr John Crozier

Trauma surgeons are concerned that the ready availability of alcohol during the coronavirus pandemic will result in an increase in the number of women attending emergency departments with domestic violence related injuries.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.