Social Work and Aboriginal Health St Vincents Hospital

Service Description

Social workers are able to assist patients , their families and carers with personal and practical challenges when illness occurs. The Aboriginal HealthTeam works closely with social workers to support needs of Aboriginal patients, their families and carers. Counselling and emotional support are provided for circumstances such as anxiety about illness or hospitalisation, family issues, crisis and trauma, bereavement, transfer of care arrangements, rehabilitation, financial concerns, legal matters, domestic violence, crime victims, mental health, drug and alcohol, aged care, gambling, ongoing support.

Hours of Operation



Referral System

Self referral or other services

Service Fees


Languages (other than English)

Telephone interpreter

Disability Access


Organisational Information

Area Served


Parent Organisation

St Vincent's Hospital

Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities


Last Updated: 1 May 2023