Patients may face many issues. That may include stress regarding family, relationships, employment, financial, or addictions. They may also be dealing with physical health crises or issues with housing or homelessness. Social Workers help to provide treatment, support, education counseling, and advocacy, with a focus on building patients’ ability to use new skills to problem solve.
At Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), there are over 30 social workers who provide support to both inpatients and outpatients on a daily basis. They are regulated health professionals who work with patients alongside their support system (family, friends, colleagues, employers, community agencies, etc), to help develop the best possible plan of care.
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the social worker is a consultative resource to the staff, patients, family and community.
Social workers at TBRHSC:
Referrals May Include:
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is grateful for all the hard working and dedicated Social Workers who help patients and families cope with difficult and stressful situations.