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Medical Social Work

Contact Information
 
Level 1, Women's Tower (Inside Patient Education Centre)
 
65 6394 1029
   65 6394 1028
Fax: 65 6394 2414
 

As a provider of holistic care for women and children, we believe in empowering our patients and their families to actualise their full potential. Our Medical Social Workers extend this philosophy through their multi-faceted roles as counsellors, facilitators and advocators.


Our Range of Services

We provide the following services for our patients and their families

  • Counselling
    • Patients with emotional, relationship and marital problems
    • Patients who are anxious over their illness/treatment (e.g. cancer treatment) or undergoing losses
    • Support to parents and counselling on parenting matters
  • Crisis Intervention
    • Deal with trauma cases such as sexual assault, spousal violence, child abuse and attempted suicide
  • Investigation
    • Investigate cases of reported NAI (Non-Accidental Injuries) and possible neglect
  • Financial Assistance
    • Assist needy patients with their medical expenses
    • Assess and make appropriate referrals to organisations, VWOs (Voluntary Welfare Organisations), FSCs (Family Service Centre) and MSF (Ministry of Social and Family Development ) for various financial and social support
  • Networking
    • Network with MSF, FSCs, Police and other relevant organizations to obtain community support for patients
  • Therapy Service Family and Parenting Therapy Clinic (FPTC)
            • New Consultation: S$138 (Private rate), S$69 (Subsidised rate)
            • Follow-up Consultation: S$117 (Private rate), S$59 (Subsidised rate)
            • Further notes concerning the charges:
              • Prices may differ for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Foreign Residents and Non Residents.
              • Referrals referred by KKH medical specialists only will be accepted for this clinic.
              • Non-subsidised rates apply if the referring KKH doctor that patient is seeing is under private class
  • Support groups/programmes
    • Artz in Me (Breast Cancer)
    • Bereavement Support Group (Children)
    • Diabetes Support Group (Children)
    • Epilepsy Support Group (Children)
    • Rheumatology and Immunology Support Group (Children)
    • Single Mother Lunch Dates (Single Mothers)
    • TinkleArts, Music Therapy and Coffee Afternoon Support Groups (Parents whose neonates previously warded in NICU)

Our Experts

​Ms Mavis Teo
Head, Medical Social Work Department
Master Medical Social Worker
Master of Science in Family & Systemic
Psychotherapy
Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)​


Children’s Services

​Majella Irudayam
Principal Medical Social Worker
Master of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
​Serene Hong
​Snr Medical Social Worker
Masters in Social Work
Graduate Diploma (Social Work)
Bachelor of Business in Business Administration
​Eleen Lim
​Snr Medical Social Worker
Masters in Social Work
Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)
​Daniel Ng
​Snr Medical Social Worker
Master of Science in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy
Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Work
​Tina Tan
​Snr Medical Social Worker
Master in Mental Health (Family Therapy)
Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Work
Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice
Christine Chua
Snr Medical Social Worker
Master of Science Social Work Research
Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)
Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice
​Janice Leow
Snr Medical Social Worker
B.A. (Social Work)
Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice

Women’s Services

​Katherine Baptist
Principal Medical Social Worker
Master of Social Science (Social Work)
Bachelor of Arts (Merit)
​Mak Wei Lan
​Snr Medical Social Worker
M.Soc.Sc (B.H)
B.A. (Social Work)
DCP (Grad Dip in Counselling Practice)
​Phyllis Wong
​Snr Medical Social Worker
Masters of Science in Family Therapy
B.A. Social Work
Graduate Diploma in Counseling Practice
Graduate Diploma in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
​Jasmine Lim
Snr Medical Social Worker
Master of Social Sciences in Behavioural Health
Bachelor of Soc. Sc. (Hons) in Social Work
​Chin Yoke Mun
(Carers’ Support)
Snr Medical Social Worker
Bachelor of Soc. Sc. in Social Work
Grad Cert in Expressive Therapies
Grad Cert in Parent Group Leadership

Advance Care Planning Office

​Ang Lee Beng
Master Medical Social Worker
Masters in Social Science (Social Work)
Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)
​Gina Tan
​Snr Medical Social Worker
Master of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts

Crisis and Trauma Team

​Eng Peng Peng
Master Medical Social Worker
Master of Science (Counselling)
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (Hons)

Education and Research

​Joanne Goh
Principal Medical Social Worker
Master of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts & Social Science
Carer’s Support & Education
​Dr Judith Chew
Principal Medical Social Worker
Ph.D. in Social Work
Master in Evidence-based Social Intervention
Bachelor of Arts (Social Work)
​Research

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