Social Work

The Social Work Department provides a range of supportive services including:

  • coping emotionally with adjustment to illness and the impact on family, including carers
  • managing stress, depression and anxiety
  • communicating with family, friends and medical teams
  • practical, legal and financial concerns
  • effects of illness on self-esteem, confidence and lifestyle
  • carer stress
  • grief and loss issues
  • professional support in adapting to serious and chronic illness
  • family conferences around important decisions
  • stress and anxiety management
  • assistance with practical, financial and legal matters 
  • information and referral to community resources 
  • advocacy.

Referrals are hospital internal referral. Patients and family/carers are welcome to self-refer.


345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Coffs Harbour Health Campus

Service hours

Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

119 River St
West Kempsey NSW 2440

Kempsey Community Health

Service hours

Monday to Wednesday 8am to 4.30pm

Wrights Rd
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Service hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

69 High St
Wauchope NSW 2446

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