Social Work is an integral part of patient services at the Northern Beaches Health Service. Social Workers are available to assist inpatients/carers and their families through a crisis or illness by providing counselling and clinical interventions, emotional and practical support and providing information on services to assist clients.

The AASW defines Social work as "a profession committed to helping people achieve the best possible levels of personal and social well-being."

Social Workers require a Social Work Degree and must be eligible for membership of the AASW.

Social workers may provide the following services:

  • comprehensive psychosocial assessments
  • counselling
  • advocacy
  • crisis support following sudden death, trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, child protection, elder abuse
  • assessment and early intervention for families
  • grief and bereavement
  • community service co-ordination
  • accommodation issues
  • group work.

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Eligibility

  • Inpatient services are limited to current inpatients, their relatives and carers
  • Community services for local residents – Mental Health, Child & Family Services and Aged Care/ACAT services as per specific service eligibility criteria.

Referral

  • Inpatients are referred via "emr" system; Inpatients and their relatives/ carer can request referral to Social Work via their treating health worker – Nurse , Doctor, Allied Health professional.

Please refer to Mental Health, Child & Family Services and Aged Care and ACAT services regarding specific referral systems for these separate service programs.

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Mona Vale Hospital

Social Work Department, Building 12, Mona Vale Hospital, Coronation St, Mona Vale 2103

Postal:

Social Work, Mona Vale Hospital, PO Box 81, MONA VALE NSW 1660

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Monday to Friday

8.30am - 5pm

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Mona Vale Hospital: 02 9998 0375