Formerly Counties Manukau Health Social Work

Social Work Service

Social Workers are registered health professionals who work together with health practitioners to provide a comprehensive service to patients and their family/whaanau.

Social Workers undertake a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment with patients.  This includes a review of a patient's social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, financial and support needs and determines how this may impact on the patient's health and wellbeing. CM Health Social Workers also support the patient and their family/whaanau with accessing supports. Social Workers work in the hospital as well as with outpatients and community. 

Social workers work across a range of areas such as: 

  • Medical wards
  • Surgical wards
  • Women's Health
  • Maternity
  • Paediatrics
  • Renal Medicine
  • Emergency Department
  • Cancer Psychological Support
  • National Burns Centre
  • Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation
  • Child Development Community Services
  • Centre for Youth Health
  • Community Health teams
  • Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit
  • Maori Health Te kahui Ora
  • Pacifica Health Fanau Ola

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