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- Annual Service Provision and Statistics

 
  2019-20 Annual Service Provision and Statistics
   
  Service Provision
  The Medical Social Services Units (MSSUs) managed by SWD can be broadly classified into general and psychiatric settings.  MSWs in the general setting are stationed at public hospitals and some specialist out-patient clinics of the Hospital Authority (HA), and at child assessment centres and the integrated treatment centre of the Department of Health, while those in the psychiatric setting are stationed at psychiatric hospitals and specialist out-patient clinics of the HA.
   
  Statistics
  As at 31 March 2020, SWD had an establishment of 471 MSWs serving 36 MSSUs.  In 2019-20, the MSWs served around 197 700 cases.