General Social Service - Pirmasens

The Social Service at the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens complements the medical and nursing care provided in the hospital. In the sense of a holistic picture of the human being, our Social Service staff help the patient cope with the many difficulties and concerns that may arise during a hospital stay and thereafter.

The Social Service advises patients and their families

  • in personal life crises relating to the illness and personal life circumstances
  • in all questions of extended rehabilitation (follow-up treatment, aftercare cure, geriatric rehabilitation measures)
  • in the nursing care of patients following the hospital stay (home care, respite care, inpatient care, palliative care, hospice)
  • in housing matters (assisted living or living designed to fit the needs of the disabled)
  • in cases of economic and social difficulty
  • in the preparation of powers of attorney and living wills

The staff of the Social Service maintain contacts with:

  • Local counselling centres
  • Outpatient nursing services
  • Retirement and nursing homes
  • A very wide assortment of funding agencies (health insurance scheme, social securities offices, pension insurance carriers), to help submit applications
  • specialised outpatient palliative care (SAPV)

Social Service staff are subject to a confidentiality obligation and treat all matters in confidence.


General Social Service – Rodalben

Information, counselling, coordination
The staff of the Social Service are happy to offer support with all the matters that need to be addressed following a hospital stay. Together with the Clinic Team, they can resolve a broad array of issues and help see to it that everything is ready upon a patient’s return home.

The Social Service aids with organisation of outpatient assistance or in the choice of a nursing service; it also furnishes auxiliaries to make everyday life easier. For this purpose, it maintains contacts with all nursing services, as well as nursing facilities offering partial and full inpatient care.
If desired, options for family and neighbourhood assistance are taken into account as well and enlisted to enable and/or ensure that the person seeking help can be looked after in a home setting.

Information about

  • Follow-up rehabilitation for the fastest possible return to the capacity to work and participation in social and professional life
  • Home care by the mobile nursing service
  • Outpatient and inpatient care
  • Assisted living
  • Outpatient and inpatient hospice services
  • Procurance of auxiliaries, e.g. nursing bed, wheelchair, etc.
  • Competent authorities, e.g. social security office
  • Statutory care
  • Counselling centres
  • Self-help groups
  • Neighbourhood and volunteer assistance from associations and parishes
  • Mobile assistance services (meals on wheels, transport services, home emergency response, service shop)

Confidential and free support
For personal, economic or other questions, the Social Service provides assistance and support in dealings with the authorities and social-insurance institutions.

The team also coordinates individual offers of assistance for patients and/or family members; if desired, and upon consultation, it also offers a variety of forms of assistance if a care transition should become necessary.

Contact the Social Service - Pirmasens

Sabine Conrad




Jan-Pablo Zimmer


Julia Schaller




Anke Köbrich




Fax: 06331/714-1024
(or via the treating physician/a nurse on the ward)

Contact the Social Service - Rodalben

Sonja Friedhoff (Management)

Consultation hours:
Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and by appointment

Judith Nether

Consultation hours:
Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Katja Noll-Beier

Consultation hours:
Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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