MEET OUR SOCIAL WORK TEAM
We are happy to welcome Laura back to the social work team following a period of maternity leave and having a healthy and happy baby girl. Laura has worked as an adult social worker in the community for over 10 years and was appointed following Jan’s retirement.
Bev has worked as a social worker on the Transplant Unit since 2008 having previously worked on the Haematology and Transplant Unit at the Christie Hospital.
Previously, Jan provided support to heart patients and Bev to lung patients however both Laura and Bev now provide equal support to heart, lung and VAD patients along with their families.
The social workers provide advice, information and support with both practical and financial issues. Emotional and psychological support is also offered to patients and their families following transplant/VAD.
We have an open door policy and are very happy to see people at anytime about any issue causing concern. We will always try and help or signpost to the most appropriate service. Appointments can also be made.
Bev works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and Laura works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
We run a pre transplant support group monthly on a Friday morning (please see below for dates), which provides an informal chance to meet others on the waiting list and hear our guest speakers. We have free drinks and biscuits so please come and join us!
DETAILS OF FORTHCOMING SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN THE TRANSPLANT SEMINAR ROOM AT THE TRANSPLANT CENTRE BETWEEN 10.15 AND 12.15 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES*
FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2019 10.15 – 12.15
FRIDAY 11th OCTOBER 2019 10.15 – 12.15
FRIDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2019 10.15 – 12.15
FRIDAY 6th DECEMBER 2019 10.15 – 12.15
Please feel free to contact Bev or Laura on 0161 291 2695 nearer the time if you would like to confirm the intended speaker.
Please be aware, however, that on occasions the speaker may be changed at the last minute.
To make an appointment please contact us on 0161 291 2695.