Social Work


The Social Work Department provides support and advice for patients and their families who experience social or emotional problems that may impact on their recovery from orthopaedic surgery.

Summary of Services Provided

  • Advice and support for patients whose social/emotional problems may be of concern to them or their families in relation to their admission for orthopaedic surgery.
  • Assessment and discharge planning for inpatients.
  • Advice in relation to how to access social welfare and health benefits and entitlements.

You may be referred to the medical social worker by your consultant or other hospital staff members. You or your family may also contact the Medical Social Work Department by phone and we can make an appointment to meet with you if appropriate.

Hours of Service

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5.30pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Contact Information

Medical Social Work Department
Phone: +353 (1) 814 0423

Email: social [dot] work [at] cappagh [dot] ie

Mission Statement

We are inspired by the love of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

We strive to Care for all patients with excellence, Cherish the uniqueness of each person and Treat them with compassion, love and integrity.

We are constantly challenged to meet the needs of our times in all aspects of care, through ongoing education and research.