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Medical Social Work Department


The Medical Social Work Department adopted an "Integrated Approach" to integrate the services of Medical Social Services, Health Resources Centre as well as Volunteer and Community Development.


To improve the quality of life and achieve the wellness of the total person through enhancement of personal potential and self-help capacity of the clients.


  1. Assist patients and their families to cope with emotional and social problems arising from illness.
  2. Enable patients to make the best use of medical and rehabilitation services in the community.
  3. Contribute to the total rehabilitation of individuals and their reintegration into the society.
  4. Strive for the promotion of health of patients, their families and the community.

Scope of service

  1. Psycho-social assessment V to assess patients' psycho-social and social situation for formulating holistic treatment plans
  2. Counseling
  3. Pre-admission planning and arrangement
  4. Discharge planning and follow-up services
  5. Practical assistance V e.g. financial, accommodation, medical appliances, job placement and home help services, etc.
  6. Consultation and advice to other health care professionals
  7. Advocacy of patients' rights and mobilization of community resources
  8. Organization of educational, supportive, self-help and therapeutic groups and programmes
  9. Empirical study and research


Room 44, G/F., Blcok A, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital
Tel.: 2689 2020
Fax: 2662 3152

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday :
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Saturday : 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon

Sunday and Public Holiday : Closed