Social Worker

Social Worker at the Cancer Information ans Support Centre in Limerick

The Medical Social Worker offers the following support to patients and their families:

  • Counselling support to help patients and families adjust to diagnosis and planning for the future
  • Support, advice & age-related information on talking to children about the meaning of Cancer and the impact on their lives when a family member receives a diagnosis or attends for treatment.
  • Practical support, information and referral regarding social welfare entitlements and benefits
  • Information on a range of organisations and community services, locally and nationally i.e. Barnardos, Primary Care services, voluntary agencies.
  • Referral to specialised sources of care in the community
  • Bereavement support and referral to acute based services
  • Financial assistance through the Irish Cancer Society & Marie Keating Foundation for travel/fuel/heating costs
  • Medical Card application support
  • Assessment & organising Care2Drive support services for Chemotherapy patients

Referrals to the Cancer Services Social Worker can be made by Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical team or by self-referral. The Medical Social Worker is available for scheduled or walk-in appointments Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and can be contacted at 061 482896 or by contacting Cancer Information & Support Centre at 061 485163.

Additional Therapies & Services

All therapies and services are free of charge. Further details are available by contacting 061 485163.

Therapies & Services at the Mid-Western Cancer Information Centre