Medical Social Worker

There is one full-time member of staff and one part-time providing counselling services for patients with any kind of visual difficulties. A regional service is provided with liaison with other social workers and other local authorities. There is also liaison with the educational manpower rehabilitation services. A cataract group provides basic information about the condition and its problems: post-operative after care information is provided together with help with mobility. The department attended to 763 referrals in 1983, 175 of whom were from outside Birmingham.