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Supportive Care

Social Workers

Social Workers can help patients and their family members with the emotional, social and practical concerns they may experience in dealing with cancer. Social workers are professionally trained counsellors who can provide:

  • Individual, couple or family counselling
  • Help with money matters
  • Help in communicating with the health care team
  • Information on community resources
  • Help talking with children
  • Help with future planning

Patients may be referred to a social worker by their oncologist or primary nurse or make a self-referral by contacting Supportive Care at extension 64315.  Our social workers are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100