Social Work

About us

Social workers provide a range of services for patients and their families/carers, including but not limited to:

  • assistance with planning your discharge from hospital, involving coordination of a range of services, information and necessary referrals
  • counselling for health related issues, including adjustment to a new diagnosis, bereavement  carer stress and family conflict
  • support in accessing community-based care services after your hospital stay
  • guidance and support for you and your family in exploring and arranging residential care
  • professional assessment and intervention with complex social problems such as elder abuse, family violence, homelessness and substance misuse.
  • general information related to community support services, specialist agencies and health and disability support groups
  • assistance with legal and financial matters including applications to Centrelink, public housing, Veterans’ Affairs, the State Administrative Tribunal and other services.

Patient information

We encourage you to be actively involved in all aspects of your health care and invite you to read the Patient First booklet found throughout Fremantle Hospital.

Information for health professionals

Information for GPs

Location: Level 4, B Block, Alma Street
Phone: +61 8 9431 2477
Fax: +61 8 9431 2228

The Social Work Department welcomes communication and referrals from GPs for current or booked patients, but regret that we cannot accept referrals for those who are not current inpatients or outpatients.

Social workers in the Department of Community and Geriatric Medicine and Age Care Assessment Teams respond as part of the Aged Care Assessment Team to referrals from GPs for community assessments. A new referral is required for new episodes of service.

Employment opportunities

Our team includes:

  • social workers
  • welfare officers
  • aboriginal liaison officers.

See current job vacancies (external site).

Contact
Head of Department
Phone: +61 8 9431 2477
Fax: +61 8 9431 2228

Contact us

Location: Level 4, B Block, Alma Street
Phone: +61 8 9431 2477
Fax: +61 8 9431 2228

Operating hours

8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Visit Healthy WA

Link to Healthy WA – health info for your family.