Complex Care Coordination Unit
The Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) recognises that not all patients are the same, and some require higher levels of support.
For many families, the hospital environment can be confusing and overwhelming. At the same time they are adjusting to life with a child who has high and complex health care needs.
The Complex Care Coordination Unit (CCCU) includes a Nurse Consultant and Senior Social Worker who provide support for children with high and complex health care needs and their families. The staff in the CCCU can offer a single point of contact for support and help when coordinating hospital and community health needs.
The Complex Care Nurse Consultant and/or Senior Social Worker work closely with relevant healthcare professionals to help facilitate and co-ordinate services within the hospital and community settings.
This can include:
In addition to the above, the Senior Social Worker supports:
How to access this service
Families can be referred to the Complex Care Nurse Consultant and/or Senior Social Worker by health care professionals including medical, nursing and allied health staff.
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Women's and Children's Hospital
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CCCU Administration Officer: (08) 8161 7419
last modified: 30 Mar 2021