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  • Social workers provide a range of support and services that may be needed when a child is admitted into hospital.

    This is done through: 

    • Counselling
    • Supporting families through times of crisis and distress
    • Providing education and information
    • Advocacy
    • Planning for returning home 
    • Referral to community agencies and supports
    • Liaising with interstate, regional and other metropolitan hospitals
    • Delivering group and support programs
    • Facilitating access to the hospital
    • Accessing practical and material assistance

    Social Work staff are located in steams:

    • Medical 
    • Surgical/ Trauma
    • Critical Care
    • Chronic Care
    • Complex Care
    • After Hours Services

    Please contact the Social Work Department to enquire about current staff allocations on 9345 6111.


    Medistays is an online tool for patients and carers seeking accommodation close to hospitals.  You can use this to find accommodation options in the RCH area.