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The State Hospital Service Social Work

About the Social Work Service

The Social Work Service is provided by South Lanarkshire Council through an agreement with the State Hospitals Board for Scotland which specifies the core functions of the service.

In multidisciplinary teams, the Social Work Service aims to contribute to the overall assessment, care planning and treatment plans for individual patients throughout their stay at the hospital and in preparation for their transfer and discharge.

The service also provides information and advice to families and carers including where appropriate referral to the relevant local authority.

The Social Work Service also provides Child and Adult Protection Services as appropriate.

There are no charges to the service users, their families or carers for the Social Work Service.