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Social Work Services

Clinical Hours
Monday to Friday: 07.30 - 14.30*

Contact numbers
25452319 / 25452328/ 25452329

What is Social Work?
Social Work aims to understand people’s difficulties within the context of their social environment and to help individuals find their own strengths to resolve these difficulties.

What services are offered by the Social Work team?
The Social work team at the Oncology Centre can support in various ways, such as assist patients and their families to work with emotional problems, medical uncertainties and difficult decisions. Social workers can also help in the practical problems that patients may face at the time of treatment in hospital, such as those linked with financial, housing, legal and resettlement aspects. Home visits are carried out when required.

Social workers are committed to provide an effective hospital social work service, which facilitates optimum social and emotional well-being among patients and those affected by their illness.

Who can make use of this service?
The service is offered on both as an inpatient and outpatient service.

How can you be referred?
You can be referred by any healthcare professional at the Oncology Centre. Referrals are also received from other agencies or organisations in the community.

*Appointments outside the clinic hours can be arranged. It is advisable to make an appointment to ensure the social workers’ availability.