Social Work - Kiama Ward


What the service is

The Social Work Department provides psychological support to customers. Our customers may be seen as inpatients or outpatients.  We are committed to providing a comprehensive and timely service. Social workers seek to enhance an individual's well-being, by active involvement in situations of personal distress and crisis. This is done by working with individuals, groups and communities with the underpinning philosophy practice commitments for social justice, respect for persons, safety and ethical practice, professional integrity, accountability for ongoing professional development, consumer participation, evidence based practice and contribution to undergraduate field education.

What we do

Social Workers provide psycho-social assessments of patients, referral to services, counselling, work with families, group work and education.  They are an integral part of the multi disciplinary teams in the hospital.  

What to expect

A holistic service as part of the treating team

How to access this service

Speak with Ward staff

Contact Information

Kiama Ward
27 Captain Cook Drive
Barrack Heights NSW 2528
02 4297 9440

8.30am to 5.00pm

Monday to Wednesday

‘Kiama Ward’ is a public hospital ward located within Shellharbour Private Hospital.

Car parking    


Advice for disabled in getting to the service  

Disabled parking spaces available.  Level access.

Our Staff

Head of Discipline - Social Work

Peter Orr is Head of Discipline for Social Work for the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). He brings 35 years’ experience in Social Work and has worked in a variety of settings including hospital, community, and non-government organisations in both Australia and the UK.

Social Workers are located in teams throughout the District, including child and family, aged care, palliative care, mental health, cancer care, sexual assault, domestic violence as well as hospital services. We are committed to providing a comprehensive, professional and timely service.