Social Work

Health social workers provide free and confidential support services for all ages after accident or illness and changes in life. They provide social work assessments and intervention for all areas of health including maternity; community rehabilitation, child and family, palliative care and care of older people.

Social workers provide practical and emotional support for clients and families with health issues in the mid north. They help with completing forms (eg. Ministry of Health transport form) and are prepared to support clients in their dealings with other agencies.  They are mobile and see clients and families at Community Services, patients in Bay of Islands Hospital and in client’s homes.

Clients are referred by other health professionals and agencies. Clients can also self refer.

Hours

Monday to Friday. 8.00am to 4.30pm

Location

Community Health Services Building – follow the signs to the Community Services Building at the top of the Bay of Islands Hospital site. Parking is available beside the building.

Contact

John Davis | Social Worker
Ph: 09 404 0280 ext 5857 | Fax: 09 404 2854 | E-mail: john.davis@northlanddhb.org.nz  

Mavis Heremaia | Social Worker
Ph: 09 404 0280 ext 5856 | Fax: 09 404 2854 | E-mail: mavis.heremaia@northlanddhb.org.nz  

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