Social workers — the guardian angels in Covid-19’s second wave

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Social workers — the guardian angels in Covid-19’s second wave

This is how they are keeping patients, families and medical staff connected in this devastating time

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“Good morning. I just wanted to find out how you fared with the couple in the same ward in hospital?”.

“Unfortunately the husband has been moved from the Covid-19 ward to the medical ward. Today is his wife’s birthday, she’s turning 76 years old. I visited the husband in his new ward and I discovered that he is on an oxygen machine, but doing okay. I’m going to do a telephonic conference call between the two so that they can communicate with each other, particularly since it is the wife’s birthday.”

This is an example of a conversation between a hospital social work manager and an employee. It also demonstrates how social workers support each other via WhatsApp groups and bring a little cheer to those in hospital...

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