Medical Social Services aims to serve patients, their families and the community in a holistic, patient-centric and integrated manner with a view to ensure the psycho-social well-being of residents in the west. We aim to pioneer new and cost-effective intervention programmes and services to support patients and their families who may have difficulties in coping with emotional, psycho-social, financial and care problems arising from ill health and traumatic injuries.
As members of a multi-disciplinary team, Medical Social Workers (MSWs) collaborate with the healthcare team and community resources to provide patients and their families with comprehensive care. Our social work coordinators also provide support to MSWs in delivering psycho-social care to our patients.
We also conduct social work related training for health care and social work professionals such as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
All MSWs are required to be accredited with the Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW). We abide by the social work code of ethics and are governed by the guidelines stipulated by the Association.