Spiritual care

The chaplaincy and spiritual care team welcomes everyone – patients, visitors and hospital staff. You do not have to think of yourself as ‘religious’ or attend a place of worship to make use of our service.
 
Much of our work is that of listening and offering compassion to patients and their families as part of providing good care. The task of a chaplain is to 'be with and to be for' the patient, without judgement. We place a high value upon a person's individual experience and work mostly on a 'one-to-one' basis, in complete confidentiality and trust.

Among the areas where chaplains offer pastoral and spiritual care are:

  • bereavement
  • religious needs
  • pregnancy loss
  • end-of-life issues
  • facing distressing news
  • care of the dying and of their relatives
  • the effects of sudden death
  • care of palliative patients.

Where to find us

The chaplaincy office and the chapel are both located in Blue Zone, Level 2. Chaplains are on site Sunday to Friday and on-call at all times. If you would like to speak to us then please phone 01634 833816 and leave a message, or if urgent switchboard can contact us.

Our chapel

This is a shared space for those of all faiths and those with no specific faith. This can be used by staff, patients and visitors.

Friday prayers 

Muslim Friday prayers are held in the chapel each Friday at approximately 1pm. 

Sunday morning service  

Each Sunday there is a Christian ecumenical morning service in the chapel at 11am. All patients, visitors and staff are welcome. Wheelchair transport to and from the chapel is available on request. 

Contact us

Rev Lynda Cooke – Lead Chaplain

Email: lynda.cooke3@nhs.net

Telephone: 01634 830000 Ext: 5414