If you, a member of your family or a close friend have been diagnosed with a serious illness there are suddenly many questions that need to be answered, particularly in relation to care and support and the many adjustments that may need to be made.
The Family Support Service in Marymount helps individuals and families to explore some of these issues, provides information about services and assists in dealing with the practical and emotional consequences of illness. The service is staffed by experienced and qualified Social Workers who work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes Nurses, Doctors, Chaplains, Physiotherapists and others.
We recognise and respect the uniqueness of individuals and of families. Each person has their own way of coping with illness. With this in mind we offer a number of services.
The service is open to all patients who require it and to their families regardless of creed, race, class, age, gender, sexual orientation or ethnic origin and is free of charge.
We can be contacted through any member of the multidisciplinary team or through the Clinical Nurse Specialist, if you are at home. If you live in west Cork you can contact the Social Worker at Bantry General Hospital at (027) 54801.
Irene Murphy – Director of Bereavement & Family Support Services
Tel: 021 4501201