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Medical Social Work
University Maternity Hospital Limerick

Ennis Road , Limerick, Limerick, V94 C566


Phone: 061 483152

Email: annej.hegarty@hse.ie


Internal Directions:
Medical Social Work services operate from a number of locations including the main antenatal clinic, Maternity Emergency Unit (MEU), antenatal ward, postnatal wards and Neonatal Unit. Please present to the main clinic and ask for the Medical Social Worker to be contacted. Proceed through the front door, take the first right through double doors, proceed past the shop, take the stairs going down and continue straight at the end of the stairs to the clinic.

Opening hours:
Women and family can access the Medical Social Work Walk-in Clinic every Monday morning in the Antenatal Clinic.

About Medical Social Work

Medical Social Work offer a multidisciplinary support service to patients alongside the medical teams. Medical Social Work provides a range of practical and psychosocial services to women, their partners/families who experience difficulties in pregnancy and post delivery while attending UMHL.

About Medical Social Work

Medical Social Work's main role is to support patients and their families with any pscyhological, emotional, social or practical difficulties that arise during their pregnancy or post delivery. Counselling, support and information are also provided in respect of a range of social issues. Medical Social Work have a child safeguarding role in UMHL.

Referrals and Appointments

Available to: Pregnant women, Neonatal babies, Follow-up after delivery

Who needs to refer you: Self-referral Consultant GPs Public Health Nurse Tusla Midwifery Obstetrician Allied Health

How to access this service: Referral (written or Ihub) form to include patient demographics, Estimated Due Date (EDD), issues of concern.

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

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