Social Work

About Us

The John Hunter Hospital Social Work Service provides direct support to patients, families and carers to assist with the impact of illness and treatment. Social work staff work with our nursing and medical staff within our hospital wards and Emergency Department to achieve the best possible outcome for patients.

Our services include assessment, counselling, coordination with community services, bereavement support, crisis intervention, education, advocacy and discharge planning. We also offer assistance with Centrelink reporting, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), My Aged Care and Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).

The service operates Monday to Friday and provides an afterhours crisis on call service 7 days per week for urgent matters. If you require social work assistance during your stay, please ask your treating nurse to make a referral. ​


Social Work Department
Level 2, John Hunter Hospital​​​​​