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Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service: Department of Social Work

Phone: 02 9477 9558

Fax: 02 9477 9575

Location: Dept of Social Work, Bldg 2, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Palmerston Rd, Hornsby NSW 2077

Web: www.health.nsw.gov.au

Description: Social Workers employed in NSW Health are skilled professionals with accredited academic degrees in Social Work. They provide clinical services primarily in hospitals and limited community care for Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital services, Adult and Older Persons Mental Health Services, Child & Youth Mental Health Services and Rehabilitation & Aged Care services. These services are available to current Hospital or Mental Health Service patients/ clients, their carers and family, to enable them to optimise social functioning, to deal with the impact of illness, injury, distress or abuse, and achieve benefit from the available health care services. Social Workers in health services provide psychosocial assessment, counselling and support, crisis interventions, therapeutic counselling, case management, service co-ordination, advocacy and referral for clients of the health service. Contact for eligibility requirements eg. Inpatient services are limited to current inpatients.

Hours: Social Work Department Office Hours 9am - 5pm weekdays.

Contact: Susan Armour, Director of Social Work

Referral: Services may be provided as part of the health care service; or can be accessed by self referral by patients.

Area Served: Hornsby LGA; Ku-ring-gai LGA

Languages (other than English): Social Workers use the Health Care Interpreter Service.

Facilities Note: Not applicable

Keywords: Broad Community; Older People; Children and Families; Public Hospitals; Mental Health Services; Rehabilitation Services; Abuse Counselling; Family Counselling; Gambling Counselling; Crisis Counselling; ATSI; CALD

Parent Organisation: Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service, Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service NSW Health

© Hornsby Council [47800] Last Full Review: 15May19

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