Hospital Social Care Unit

Here at the Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital, our Hospital Social Care Unit (HSCU) is always on hand to talk to patients and members of their family about the various forms of assistance available to them both whilst they are in hospital and after they have been discharged.


The HSCU acts as a bridge between the University Hospital and other local care facilities (domiciliary services, social services provided by the municipality or the local health authority, voluntary organisations, public bodies and residential care facilities). Its roles are to inform patients about institutions and organisations that could help them return to their own homes and to draw up care plans in liaison with hospital staff.


The HSCU has its own dedicated social worker to whom all requests for assistance should initially be sent. The social worker will then consider the request and assess whether it can be dealt with by the Unit or whether other agencies need to be involved.


HSCU assistance can be sought in a number of different ways:

  • In a written request from a doctor or nurse on the patient’s ward;
  • By patients themselves or members of their family by speaking to a nurse or directly with the social worker;
  • By telephoning or writing to the community services or contacting the informal networks (voluntary associations, for example) who will be helping to look after the patient after their discharge.

The HSCU should also be advised of any difficult circumstances that could jeopardise the patient’s wellbeing so it can advise local care providers to ensure that an appropriate care package is implemented at the earliest opportunity.


The Hospital’s Social Care Unit also works in close collaboration with the “VoiNoi” Counselling Centre.

Further information

The Hospital’s Social Care Unit is coordinated by Dr. Silvia Cossa.


We recommend you arrange an appointment before contacting the Unit directly.

How to contact us

Campus Bio Medico University Hospital - Via Álvaro del Portillo, 200 - Ground Floor


Tel.: (+39) 06 22541 1013  |  Fax: (+39) 06 22541 1799


Send e-mail

Opening Times

From Monday to Friday, 08.30 – 15.30 hrs


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