A range of support services are available to consumers (or parents of consumers) at the Women's. Some of these services are provided by allied health professionals. Others support women, and their families, as they receive treatment and care under the social model of health.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women
Badjurr-Bulok Wilam (‘Home of many women’; Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri Peoples) provides a culturally appropriate support and advocacy service to address to social, emotional and cultural needs.Learn more
Family Accommodation Service
The Family Accommodation Service provides temporary accommodation for patients and families who are from rural areas or interstate or are experiencing extreme crisis.Learn more
Language Services provides interpreters for all patients with Low English Proficiency who are treated at the Women’s.Learn more
Medicines Information Service
The Medicine Information Service provides comprehensive, evidence-based medicines information for women, their healthcare providers and the general public.Learn more
Nutrition & Dietetics
The Nutrition and Dietetics Department provides nutritional care to all patients of the hospital. Dieticians at the Women’s have specialist knowledge of nutrition and women’s health throughout all stages of the life cycle.Learn more
Pastoral Care & Spirituality Services
The Women's aims to ensure that the psychosocial and spiritual values of patients, families and staff are treated with dignity and where possible, the pastoral and spiritual needs of these individuals are met whilst they are a patient in the hospital.Learn more
The Pharmacy department supplies safe and effective medicines to in and out-patients of the Women’s. Pharmacy also provides information to patients, carers and other healthcare professionals via the Medicines Information Service.Learn more
Physiotherapy is an allied health service that provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients of the Women’s. Our physiotherapists have specialist knowledge of women’s health through all stages of the life cycle.Learn more
Social workers are an important part of the multidisciplinary team approach to care across the hospital’s clinic areas.Learn more
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