Hospital Social Work Services
Going into hospital can be a worrying time for you, your family
and carers. Hospital days can be long and all kinds of worries can
come into your head:
- How long will I be here?
- How will I cope at home?
- Will I need care and how much will it cost?
Listen to your worries and, with others involved in your care,
you can work out the best solutions to your concerns.
Our experience shows that talking with a social worker can put
many of your worries to rest. If you have to make painful or
difficult choices and decisions, their skills and knowledge will
help you to do this. Our social workers are employed by
Worcestershire County Council's Adult Services and Health
Directorate, not by the hospital. They can give you
independent advice and assistance.
There is no charge for seeing a social worker, but many of the
services they can arrange may require a financial contribution.
This will be explained to you.
Social workers have a long tradition of working in hospitals and
are always striving to improve the service they
offer, standards are followed to ensure that you receive a
high quality service.
Download the full Hospital
Social Work Services (PDF 87 KB) information which
- Hospital based social workers
- Our aim
- Our principles
- Our standards - assessing your need for help
- If you are going back to your own home
- If you are going to a residential or nursing home
- Telling us what you think about our services
Large print version of the Hospital Social Work Services
information (PDF 91 KB).
Find out more
You can ask for help yourself or you may ask someone such as a
relative, friend or health professional to contact us on your
behalf. In the first instance contact should be made with the Adult
Duty Team or a Customer Services Advisor at:
Tel: 0845 607 2000
This page was last reviewed 30 January 2014 at 11:40.
The page is next due for review 29 July 2015.