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Social Work Services at Noarlunga Hospital

Noarlunga Hospital (NH) patients and their families, who are receiving medical treatment can also access social work services.

Social workers can provide: 

  • help with accommodation and residential aged care placement issues
  • support with grief and loss
  • assistance for people who are at risk of abuse or neglect
  • help for patients who are carers for a dependent person
  • referrals to community services/supports
  • advocacy
  • short term counselling
  • help with major life decisions which impact upon health
  • help for patients or family members experiencing distress due to a medical event or trauma
  • advise about financial concerns
  • problem solving for a safe discharge from hospital
  • help with family issues which impact upon health
  • counselling for patients attending the Family Advisory Unit
  • assistance with guardianship and administration orders

People accessing the NH Emergency Department can also access social work services for help with:

  • crisis intervention requiring short-term counselling or referral for issues such as homelessness and hospital avoidance
  • domestic violence
  • bereavement
  • attempted suicide
  • assault (physical and sexual assault)
  • child abuse/elder abuse
  • unplanned pregnancy
  • trauma

A social work service is available to consumers attending the Noarlunga Hospital Renal Dialysis Unit.

Please note: People who aren't receiving treatment at NH can access help through Noarlunga GP Plus Super Clinic and Aldinga GP Plus Health Care Centre.

Telephone:  (08) 8384 9233

Fax:  (08) 8384 9711

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