The SMMC has a social worker who is there to provide services to all inpatients of the hospital and their families, to current outpatients and their families making use of the hospital in all medical specialty areas as well as to all staff working at the hospital.
Social Workers within the hospital assess the psychosocial functioning of patients and families and provide help as necessary. This may include:
- Connecting patients and families to necessary resources and supports in the community.
- Providing psychosocial support, supportive counseling, grief counseling, adjustment counseling.
- Helping a patient to expand and strengthen their network of social supports.
- Help with discharge.
The social work office is open Monday thru Friday from 9am-4pm excluding Wednesdays and public holidays. If you would like to make use of the services of the social workers, please inform one of our nurses.