Social Workers provide emotional support, advocacy and information to patients and their families, as they cope with the challenges brought on by illness, hospitalization and treatment. They provide information about the hospital system and supports in your community and for your home. They also can work with you and your family to access services.
Social Workers also assist with:
- communication with your health-care team
- making decisions around your treatment and care planning
- planning for your discharge
You can ask to meet with a Social Worker by asking any member of your health-care team or by calling the Social Work Office directly at 519-663-3131.