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Medical Social Worker
University Hospital Limerick

St Nessan's Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Limerick, V94 F858


Phone: 061 585612


Internal Directions:
Ward based service

Opening hours:
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

About Medical Social Work

Medical Social Work offer a multidisciplinary support service to patients alongside the medical teams. Patients as well as their families and networks may require support in coping and adjusting to changes in their circumstances because of illness. A Medical Social Worker (MSW) can assist by offering emotional, psychological, social or practical support for patients and their families.

About Medical Social Worker

The Medical Social Work team will also respond to any concern or incidents where there are child safeguarding/ protection concerns and domestic violence across the five Hospital sites. We can also be contacted regarding individuals experiencing homelessness, mental health where children are part of the home and vulnerable adults at risk of abuse.

Referrals and Appointments

Available to: Referred Patients

Who needs to refer you: Consultant

Special instructions for patients during COVID19

We may ask you to:

  • attend a virtual clinic
  • wear a face mask/other PPE
  • complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
  • to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time

Consultants

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