Social Work

Who we are

Health issues can impact the emotional and social wellbeing of children and their families. Social workers help families to cope and adjust to life with a child’s health condition or injury.

PCH social workers provide services to inpatients, outpatients and children who present at the Emergency Department. We may continue to work with some families after they leave hospital.

We have specialist knowledge and skills in a range of areas, such as disabilities and chronic illnesses, and we work closely with medical, nursing and other allied health professionals.

Services we provide

Social workers provide a range of comprehensive assessments and strategies to help with managing the practical, personal and emotional impact of illness, disability and hospitalisation.  Specialist counselling, advocacy, education, liaison and referral to community agencies are key roles of our profession.

Social workers can help with:
  • assessing your family’s needs for interventions and services
  • counselling families adjusting to a new diagnosis and the treatment of an illness or disability
  • assistance during a crisis or traumatic event
  • access to information and services in your community
  • liaison with staff about your special needs or concerns.
Please refer to the Aboriginal Liaison Service page for more detail on this service, which is part of the PCH Social Work department.

Referrals

You are welcome to visit us in Clinic L (Allied Health) on Level 4. Alternatively, please speak with a member of your child’s health team about making contact with a social worker.

Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

Location

The department is located on Level 4 in the Allied Health Suite, Clinic L.

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Contact us

Phone: 6456 2222 (PCH Switchboard)