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St. Joseph’s Hospital Campus - Medical Social Work

About Our Medical Social Work Services

The Medical Social Workers provides a range of supportive services to patients, families and those affected by illness and hospitalisation.

We provide many services, including:

  • Counselling relating to illness and its impact on patients families.
  • Addressing issues regarding discharge from hospital and after-care.
  • Helping patient’s access services such as further rehabilitation, community supports, respite care, convalescence and long-stay nursing homes.
  • Providing information on welfare entitlements.
  • Providing bereavement support and crisis help following traumatic events.
  • Liaising with statutory and voluntary groups.
  • Referring patients and families to support groups.

The medical social workers provide a service to one or more hospital consultants.


The Social Work Dept can be contacted as follows

  • John McDermott, Rehabilitation Unit - 01 8774912
  • Catriona Garvin, Day Hospital - 01 8774913