Services

Social Work

Social workers support patients & their families to deal with the psychosocial impacts of hospitalisation and illness. This is achieved by working with them to improve their quality of life and also to support a smooth transition from hospital to home.


Adjusting to health issues can be a stressful time for patients as well as family. Social workers are an integral part of multidisciplinary care at Eastern Health. Support may be provided to individuals or groups and may include education and counselling for patients, families and carers. Services may also be provided on site or in client’s homes or in other residential settings. Social Workers provide assistance for a range of issues, which may include:

  • Adjustment to hospitalisation or illness
  • Carer stress
  • Accessing community resources and services
  • Complex discharge planning
  • Social isolation
  • Child / elder abuse
  • Housing
  • Financial/ legal concerns
  • Family conflict
  • Drug and alcohol concerns
  • Significant change in care needs and associated supports
  • Decision to move to residential care

Social workers provide:

  • Psychosocial assessments and plans for intervention
  • Crisis assessment and intervention
  • Discharge planning
  • Short term counselling and emotional support
  • Advocacy for clients and families
  • Facilitation of family meetings
  • Guidance and information when dealing with VCAT matters
  • Information and education in relation to Centrelink, Veterans Affairs, TAC and Workcover
  • Referrals to community support agencies
  • Bereavement support
  • Assistance with the transition to supported accommodation including: nursing homes, hostels or supported residential services.

Angliss Hospital

Address
Albert Street, Upper Ferntree Gully, VIC
Contact

P:  9764 6111     F: 9758 0536

Car Parking

Car parking is available in several areas in and around the Hospital, including the car park for which a fee is charged. Failure to observe parking restrictions surrounding streets may result in a parking infringement notice being issued by the local Council.

     

    Maroondah Hospital

    Address
    Davey Drive, Ringwood East, VIC
    Contact

    P (03) 9871 3511     F (03) 9890 0704

    Car Parking

    Car parking is available in several areas in and around the Hospital, including the multi-level car park for which a fee is charged. Failure to observe parking restrictions on the Hospital grounds and surrounding streets may result in a parking infringement notice being issued by the local Council.

     

    Box Hill Hospital

    Address
    Albert Street, Upper Ferntree Gully, VIC
    Contact

    P: 1300 342 255 or 1300 EH Call   F: 9895 3176

    Car Parking

    Parking is limited by Whitehorse City Council to 2 hour meter parking on street.

     

     

    Peter James Centre

    Address
    Mahoneys Road, Burwood East, VIC
    Contact

    P: 9764 6111     F  9758 0536

    Car Parking

    On-site parking available

     

    Wantirna Health

    Address
    251 Mountain Highway, Wantirna, VIC
    Contact

    P  9955 1200     F  9955 1384

    Car Parking

    Car parking is available on site.

     

    Yarra Ranges Health

    Address
    25 Market Street, Lilydale, VIC
    Contact

    P: 9091 8888     F: 9091 8899

    Car Parking

    Street parking available