Pregnancy, birthing and parenting a newborn baby can be a wonderful experience, but there can also be lots of changes, mixed emotions and extra stresses during this time in your life.
Mater Mothers’ Hospitals social workers are members of the antenatal, postnatal and neonatal multidisciplinary teams that provide healthcare and support to you while you are attending Mater Mothers’ Hospitals.
Social workers are available in the following areas of the Mater Mothers’ Hospitals:
Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU)
Special Care Nursery
Women's Health Unit/Gynaecology
Pregnancy Assessment and Observation Unit
General Antenatal Clinic
Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit
Young Women’s Clinic
Drug and Alcohol Clinic
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
Refugee Maternity Service
Murri/Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Clinic.
How to access our service
If you would like to see a social worker during your hospital admission, please speak to your doctor, midwife or other allied health professional to refer you. Alternatively, contact the Social Work Department via the telephone number below.
Telephone 07 3163 6000 and follow the prompts
Facsimile 07 3163 1830
Social Work Department
Level 2, Mater Hospital Brisbane
South Brisbane Qld 4101
Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
Staff can refer patients and families to the Social Work extended hours service in emergency and crisis situations. The service operates until 9 pm weekday evenings and during the day on weekends.