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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: