GP Social Work Connect

GP Social Work Connect

 

NSML is introducing a new service for patients with chronic or complex health care conditions. GP Social Worker, Kelly Hennessy, is now available to see patients either via home visits or at the GP's practice.

This is a free service to all patients within the Ryde/Hunters Hill/Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai LGAs, and can be recommended by either GPs or Practice Nurses.

Kelly is available to assist patients for up to six weeks to assess needs, provide information, arrange referral and linkage to appropriate services, liaise with community providers, and act as a resource to general practice.

Patients who are suitable for referrals should have one or more of the following:

  • chronic and/or complex health care conditions, except people with a mental health diagnosis of an acute, persistent and/or severe nature
  • have carers whom require support and assistance
  • are experiencing difficulty navigating and accessing support services
  • have had recent hospitalisation and are at risk of being without support

To refer a patient to Kelly, please complete the GP Referral Form and fax to 8244 1900 or email khennessy@nsml.com.au. For information on this program, you can contact Kelly at 9477 8700 between Monday to Thursday.

 
 
 
GP Social Work Connect