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Social Work & Counselling - Inpatients | Waitematā | Te Whatu Ora

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Waitematā DHB Social Work Service - Inpatients

Social workers provide therapeutic intervention to assist patients and their families with the personal, social and emotional issues that arise due to illness or changing health including:

  • Emotional Stress and Issues of Carer Stress
    When you are stressed trying to manage sickness or disability; either your own or those of someone close to you.
  • Relationship Issues 
    When relationships become stressed due to the emotional and social impact of changing health.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    When you are sick and need assistance with practical matters
  • Safety
    We are professionally trained to assess each situation and make plans for your safety or the safety of a family member.

Cultural Support
Our social work service can request cultural support services or independent interpreting services to assist as needed.

Referral Expectations

If you, or your friend/relative, are an inpatient please ask your nurse or doctor to refer to our service.

We are also happy to accept self referrals.

Fees and Charges Description

There is no charge for our service.

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Travel Directions

We are based at North Shore Hospital on the Lower Ground Floor and at Waitakere Hospital.

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This page was last updated at 12:50PM on February 21, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Social Work & Counselling - Inpatients | Waitematā | Te Whatu Ora.