Our approach to care

The Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Department is committed to providing compassionate spiritual care for patients, carers, visitors and staff across the entire hospital community.

We care for everyone regardless of age, race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation and culture.  You do not have to be ‘religious’ to talk to a Chaplain or access Chaplaincy support, just another human being in need of help.

It is the responsibility of the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Department to deliver spiritual care in line with the expectations of the NHS as well as their profession’s guidelines and codes of conduct.   Our Chaplains are also accountable for their practice to their own religious bodies. For more information, please see:

NHS Overview of Chaplaincy: https://www.england.nhs.uk/chaplaincy/

NHS Chaplaincy Guidelines 2015: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/nhs-chaplaincy-guidelines-2015.pdf

The United Kingdom Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy: https://www.ukbhc.org.uk/

The Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains: https://www.ahpcc.org/