We provide information and advice on, and referrals to, care options for patients after their discharge from hospital. These include community hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, charity homes, day care centres, senior activity centres, home-help and befriending services.
We also provide information and referrals for loan or purchase of medical supplies, equipment and appliances, to enable patients to live well at home and in the community.
Our team make home visits to ensure that patients are able to cope following their discharge from hospital. We get to understand better their needs and the support required.
Support groups bring together people who are facing similar issues to offer support to one another. The groups usually involve patients’ family members and are guided by our medical social workers. Examples of support groups are those for dementia, stroke and diabetes.
CARE (Caring Action in Response to an Emergency)
In times of civil emergencies, our medical social workers serve as CARE officers to provide psychological first-aid for the affected persons and their families.