How do I contact the hospital chaplains?
The Chaplaincy Office is situated at the General hospital.
Patients in hospital or their relatives may ask ward staff or the switchboard to contact the duty chaplain or the Roman Catholic chaplain, whichever is appropriate.
We operate an on-call service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Feel free to phone us, non-urgent messages may be left on the answer phone.
What do hospital chaplains offer?
As an ecumenical and multi-faith resource, we offer:
- spiritual and religious support to patients and visitors of all faiths or none
- opportunity for religious expression, including special services, ward communions and prayer
- a non-judgemental manner
- time to listen to you
- a point of contact with the appropriate faith community
Where is the hospital chapel and how do I get to it?
The chapel on the 2nd floor of the Parade building in the General hospital.
From the Parade entrance take the lift to the second floor and follow the signs to the chapel.
When is the hospital chapel open?
The chapel is open 8am – 8pm daily and at other times on request.
About the General hospital chapel
All Christian services take place in the hospital chapel. Anyone can use the chapel for their own private prayer and reflection. There is provision for private Muslim worship. Prayer requests can be left with the chaplains.
Where do chaplains visit?
As well as the General hospital, the chaplains serve other sites, including:
- Overdale hospital
- Rosewood House, Queens House, Clinique Pinel (St Saviour’s hospital)
- Limes Residential Nursing home
- Sandybrook Residential Nursing home
- other sites by request
Books of remembrance
There are two memorial books, one for babies and one for adults, and these can be found at the entrance to the chapel.
If you would like to make an entry, contact the chaplaincy for an application card. The entry is free, with grateful thanks to the League of Friends who pay for the calligraphy.