The social workers at Meilahti Tower Hospital provide social work services to all patients on the hospital wards and in the outpatient clinics.
Cardiac Surgery Ward M10, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit CCU, Neurology Ward M7APhone, Cardiac Surgery Ward M10, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit CCU, Neurology Ward M7A: 050 427 0710
Pulmonary and Esophageal Surgery Ward M11, Heart and Lung Center Outpatient Clinic, Gastrosurgical Ward M14 BPhone, Pulmonary and Esophageal Surgery Ward M11, Heart and Lung Center Outpatient Clinic, Gastrosurgical Ward M14 B: 050 427 0703
Meilahti Intensive Care Unit, Gastrosurgical Ward M14 A, Monitoring Ward M2BPhone, Meilahti Intensive Care Unit, Gastrosurgical Ward M14 A, Monitoring Ward M2B: 050 427 0702
Neurology Ward M6 and K4, Stroke Unit M7B, Respiratory Paralysis Unit, Vascular Surgery Ward M12Phone, Neurology Ward M6 and K4, Stroke Unit M7B, Respiratory Paralysis Unit, Vascular Surgery Ward M12: 050 427 0708
Cardiology and Monitoring Ward, Neurology Ward M7A and M7B, Gastroenterology Outpatient ClinicPhone, Cardiology and Monitoring Ward, Neurology Ward M7A and M7B, Gastroenterology Outpatient Clinic: 050 427 0706
Abdominal Center Joint Ward M13 and the VARKO unitPhone, Abdominal Center Joint Ward M13 and the VARKO unit: 050 427 2339
Emergency Surgery Wards M4 and M5Phone, Emergency Surgery Wards M4 and M5: 050 427 0707
Social work is part of the entity of services in your care and rehabilitation operations in the hospital. You can discuss the issues affecting your individual situation with a social worker. The social worker supports you so that you are able to receive social services and benefits in a timely manner at different stages of your illness and rehabilitation.
We offer assistance, e.g. in the following matters:
- sickness allowance, rehabilitation allowance, pensions, and disability benefits
- vocational rehabilitation, travel and medical expenses, and children’s benefits
- statutory insurance (accident at work, occupational disease, and traffic accident)
- means-tested income support and housing
- severe illness, disability, and rehabilitation planning
- patient’s concerns and life situation, and support for families with children
- crisis situation and psychosocial support
- mental health and substance abuse services
- services for victims of crime
- foreigners, undocumented persons, and clarifications related to domicile issues
- notification of the need for support for a person in need of specific support
- welfare guardianship matters
- appeals and complaints.
If necessary, the social worker will cooperate with various other actors. The services of health-related social work are available to all patients, families and relatives, and are confidential and free of charge. You can contact the social worker either by phone or through the nursing staff.
Each ward and outpatient clinic has a designated social worker, who can be reached on weekdays during office hours. You can contact the social worker yourself or it can be done by a family member or by the nursing staff who are caring for you.