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Social workers, Porvoo Hospital

  • social work
  • Porvoo Hospital

Opening hours and contact information

Visiting address

Porvoo Hospital
Sairaalantie 1

Postal address

P.O. Box 500
00029 HUS

Social Worker, Patient Ombudsman Tove Munkberg

Phone, Social Worker, Patient Ombudsman Tove Munkberg: 040 730 3696

Social Worker, Vice Patient Ombudsman Birtt Sorsa-Hotakainen

Phone, Social Worker, Vice Patient Ombudsman Birtt Sorsa-Hotakainen: 040 734 2262

The social workers at Porvoo Hospital provide social work services to all patients on the hospital wards and in the outpatient clinics.

Social work is part of the whole in the hospital’s care and rehabilitation operations. 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.

  • Sickness benefit, rehabilitation allowance, pensions, disability benefits
  • Vocational rehabilitation, travel and medical expenses, children's benefits
  • Statutory insurance (accident at work, occupational disease, traffic accident)
  • Income support, housing
  • Severe illness, disability, rehabilitation planning
  • Patient’s concerns and life situation, support for families with children
  • Crisis situation and psychosocial support 
  • Mental health and substance abuse services
  • Services for victims of crime
  • Foreigners, undocumented persons, clarifications related to domicile issues
  • Notification of the need for support for a person in need of specific support
  • On issues related to supervision of a person’s interests
  • Appeals, 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.