For Patients and Visitors

The social work profession is committed to the pursuit and maintenance of human well-being. Social work aims to maximise the development of human potential and the fulfilment of human needs, through an equal commitment to:

  • Working with and enabling people to achieve the best possible levels of personal and social well-being
  • Working to achieve social justice through social development and social change (Australian Association of Social Workers code of Ethics, 1999)

Social workers are qualified professionals who work in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team to develop care plans appropriate to patients’ individual needs.


Our Services

We work with patients, families and the multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive service which includes:

  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Discharge planning
  • Adjustment to Illness and hospitalisation
  • Counselling
  • Facilitation of Family Meetings
  • Provide relevant information and education
  • Advocacy
  • Carer support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Group Work
  • Oncology Social Work
  • Drug and alcohol Social Work Service

Resources

  • Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) contact list
  • Alzheimers Australia
  • Canteen
  • Carers Victoria
  • Centrelink
  • Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
  • DPS Aged Care Guide
  • Leukaemia Foundation
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Australia
  • Office of the Public Advocate
  • Palliative Care Victoria
  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Victorian Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)

  • Application Form
  • Travel Diary
  • Family Support Form

N.S.W. Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)

  • Application form
  • IPTAAS Brochure

WorkSafe Victoria

Links

Coming soon



Contact

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Building C - Healy Wing, Level 1

Fitzroy, VIC, 3065

Tel: (03) 9231 3436

Fax: (03) 9231 3439

Hours: 8.30 – 5.00

Monday – Friday

 

St Georges

283 Cotham Road

Kew, VIC, 3101

Tel: (03) 9816 0444

Fax: (03) 9817 5323

Hours: 8.30 – 5.00

Monday – Friday

 

Caritas Christi

104 Studley Park Road

Kew, VIC, 3101

Tel: (03) 9853 2344

Fax: (03) 9853 1509

Hours: 8.30 – 5.00

Monday – Friday Monday – Friday Tuesday - Friday