Social Work Department - Port Kembla Hospital
Provision of Social Work to referred patients for:
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Inpatient palliative care
- Day Rehabilitation Program
- Community palliative care
There are also Social Workers located within ITACS, IBIS, Sexual Health, First Step program and Carers Program.
What we do
Patients/clients are seen by social workers to assess the impact of their medical condition and treatment on their emotional /psychological functioning, on their relationships, housing, finances and employment.
Social Workers will endeavour to address any issues arising either in supportive counselling, providing information, advocating to medical staff the nature of the psycho/social issues or by referring the patient and/or their relatives and carers on to appropriate community services.
When to access this service
When you have a new condition or a change in your current condition, wellbeing or social situation you may require Social Work input to support you and your family. Social Work can also assist in times of crisis.
What to expect
Your referral will be processed as soon as possible. You will meet with a Social Worker who will complete a psychosocial assessment assisting to identify areas of need/support and work out a care plan.
Who should access this service
People who are on a ward at Port Kembla Hospital, or families and carers of a person who is an inpatient at Port Kembla Hospital, people referred to the Day Rehab Program, Community Palliative Care team, ITACS, IBIS, Sexual Health, First Step Program or the Carers Program.
How to access this service (referrals or no referral necessary)
Ask your nurse or doctor or Allied Health Professional to refer you to social work. Or Contact social work directly through hospital enquiries: (02) 4223 8000
89-91 Cowper Street
Warrawong NSW 2502
8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Parking and Public Transport
Port Kembla Hospital is located on Cowper Street. Pedestrians can access the hospital from the main entrance on Cowper Street. There is a bus stop located close to the hospital with the following services available - Premier Illawarra 52, 53 and 54.
There is limited parking and disabled parking on site and surrounding streets.
Limited car parking spaces are available at the front entrance from Cowper Street or via Fairfax Road to the southern car park and the lower western car park.
Advice for disabled in getting to the service
Drop off zone is available at the main entrance from Cowper Street. Limited disabled car parking spaces are available at the front entrance from Cowper Street or via Fairfax Road to the southern car park and the lower western car park.