Social Work services include:
Counselling and emotional support
Support regarding adjustment to illness and hospitalization
Planning and assistance for admission and discharge
Information and referral to community services
Obtaining information about legal and financial support options
Referral to child protection
Referral to domestic violence services
Accessing aged care and disability services
Exploring carer issues and carer stress
To provide support during pregnancy and after birth
Who can see a social worker:
If you would like to see a Social Worker during your hospital admission, please speak to your doctor, nurse or other allied health professional to refer you. Alternatively, you may call the social work department directly.
During business hours: Call the social work department directly.
After hours: Staff can refer patients and families to the social work after hours crisis service in emergency and crisis situations. This service operates currently within Royal North Shore Hospital only outside normal business hours. In an emergency or crisis situation: Call the hospital switchboard and request the crisis service.