Social Services

Premium Social Care helps both patients and families deal with the experience of facing a medical illness. Our social workers are educated and skilled to assist with the psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual issues that people have to deal with on a daily basis. Whether it is to find resources in the institution or community, adjusting to an illness, dealing with transitions and decision-making or navigating cultural issues, the St Stephen team is there for you.

Social workers draw on a broad range of skills, knowledge, and research to ensure comprehensive assessment,
interventions and a holistic analysis of the patient’s situation.

Hospital social workers provide direct services to patients and their families/carers (including significant others) aiming to minimise the
negative impacts of illness and hospitalisation. A hospital social worker’s role is to enhance social and emotional functioning through targeted
interventions and the mobilisation of services and supports.

Premium Social Care helps both patients and families deal with the experience of facing a medical illness. Our social workers are educated and skilled to assist with the psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual issues that people have to deal with on a daily basis. Whether it is to find resources in the institution or community, adjusting to an illness, dealing with transitions and decision-making or navigating cultural issues, the St Stephen team is there for you.

Social workers draw on a broad range of skills, knowledge, and research to ensure comprehensive assessment,
interventions and a holistic analysis of the patient’s situation.

Hospital social workers provide direct services to patients and their families/carers (including significant others) aiming to minimise the
negative impacts of illness and hospitalisation. A hospital social worker’s role is to enhance social and emotional functioning through targeted
interventions and the mobilisation of services and supports.

Lauren Smith : Social Worker

Lauren is a registered Private Social Worker offering her services in Paarl and the Cape Winelands area.  Her core passion is to assist patients to regain a personal sense of control over their lives instead of falling victim to cancer and other illnesses.  Her interdisciplinary team sees patient care as imperative, committed to deliver comprehensive social service of exceptional quality.  Lauren has completed specialist training in Trauma Incident Reduction Therapy which allows her to deliver service to patients outside the medical field.  Her passion for palliative care allows her to walk the journey with each individual patient and their families from the date of diagnosis to possible palliative care.

Lauren Smith : Social Worker

Lauren is a registered Private Social Worker offering her services in Paarl and the Cape Winelands area.  Her core passion is to assist patients to regain a personal sense of control over their lives instead of falling victim to cancer and other illnesses.  Her interdisciplinary team sees patient care as imperative, committed to deliver comprehensive social service of exceptional quality.  Lauren has completed specialist training in Trauma Incident Reduction Therapy which allows her to deliver service to patients outside the medical field.  Her passion for palliative care allows her to walk the journey with each individual patient and their families from the date of diagnosis to possible palliative care.