Helpline 0800 999 3697
Any hospital treatment or healthcare intervention whether planned or unplanned can be stressful and can bring with it feelings of isolation, stress and worry, all of which may hamper recovery. Since 1943 DMWS Welfare Officers have been providing additional support to sick, ill or injured frontline staff, to ensure that no family goes through times of crisis alone.
DMWS offers a free, comprehensive and confidential medical welfare to patients and their immediate family. Our Welfare Officers provide practical and emotional support that is tailored to individual needs and may include:
We work with patients when their medical needs are being met but when other issues, problems or social influences may be distracting them from their recovery. To that end we not only support the patient and his/her family but also the health care providers by freeing up clinical staff to concentrate on their core duties. We also help employers such as the Police and the Armed Forces to demonstrate that they take their Duty of Care obligations seriously and contribute to a swifter discharge from hospital, a quicker recovery for the patient and an earlier return to work.
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For a referral please contact us on:
Tel: 0800 999 3697 (’DMWS’)Email: [email protected]
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