Social workers provide a range of support and services that may be needed when a child is admitted into hospital.
This is done through:
Social Work staff are located within five steams:
Please contact the Social Work Department to enquire about current staff allocations on 9345 6111.
The After-Hours Oncall Service is activated by hospital staff and responds to families who are experiencing acute trauma and crisis.
A Hospital-Based Financial Counselling service is offered by Kildonan Uniting Care, in partnership with Origin Energy and Red Kite. Appointments are made by Social Work staff for parents, carers and patients of the hospital.
Appointments can be made by speaking with your Social Worker or enquiring on 9345 6111.
Mary and Shaun Nolan established Beth's Legacy in 2002. Beth's Legacy was set up in memory of their daughter Bethany Nolan, who died shortly after the separation operation from her conjoined twin Alyssa. The motto of Beth's Legacy is to provide everyday help for everyday people. It provides invaluable practical support to families who have experienced the unexpected admission of a child to hospital. In such cases, families often come to the hospital unprepared and without basic necessities.
The Beth's Legacy care packages include essential items such as phone cards for contacting relatives, toiletries and snacks. The Social Work Department ensures that these care packages are distributed throughout the hospital to be available to families in need.
Beth's Legacy relies heavily on the generosity of public donation to fund its care packages program. Further information regarding Beth's Legacy is available by contacting the Social Work Department on 9345 6111.
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Telephone +61 3 9345 5522
50 Flemington Road Parkville
Victoria 3052 Australia