About Us

Social Work About UsOur Social Work Department has close to 120 Social Workers, who play a critical role in providing Social Work intervention and supports, working across multiple programs and sites at Peninsula Health. Within our Acute and Sub-Acute Social Work Department (lead by our Head of Social Work, Dr Meghan O’Brien) we have a team of approximately 35 Social Workers. We have a senior Social Worker based at each of our sites, as well as a number of senior staff working within key projects. These include:  Strengthening Hospitals Response to Family Violence, An Integrated Model of Responding to Elder Abuse and a Mental Health Project which is addressing the service reform in Victoria following the Royal Commission into Family Violence.  We have also have collaboration with Peninsula Community Legal Centre and are currently leading a project supporting the roll out of the NDIS in our local catchment.

As outlined by the AASW Scope of Social Work Practice: Hospital Social Work (2016), Social Workers in health settings undertake the following activities:

  • Comprehensive psychosocial assessments
  • Intervention and rigorous discharge plans, in consultation with the patient, their family, carers and significant others.
  • Risk assessments
  • Counselling and advocacy support
  • Crisis intervention
  • The provision of specialist clinical expertise, in assessing the psychosocial needs of individuals in a number of health settings.

If you need to make contact with one of our acute or sub-acute inpatient Social Work staff, please refer to the contact details below. When speaking with staff at reception, please ask to be put through to the Social Work office.

Frankston Hospital

2 Hastings Road (PO Box 52)
Frankston Vic 3199

Phone: (03) 9784 7073

Rosebud Hospital

1527 Point Nepean Road 
Capel Sound (Rosebud West) VIC 3940

Phone: (03) 5986 0666

Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre

125 Golf Links Road
Frankston VIC 3199

GLR Unit 1: Phone: (03) 9784 8666 Fax: (03) 9784 8666
GLR Unit 2: Phone: (03) 9781 2388 Fax: (03) 9784 2318

Golf Links Road Palliative Care Unit

Ph: (03) 9784 8600
Fax: (03) 9784 2317

The Mornington Centre

24 Separation Street
Mornington VIC 3931

Phone: (03) 5976 9000