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.


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