UnitingCare Health Hospitals have chaplains, volunteers and representatives of faith groups, who provide spiritual and pastoral care to our patients.
All of our hospitals have pastoral care teams comprised of chaplains, volunteers and representatives of faith groups, who seek to respond to the religious, spiritual and pastoral needs of our patients, their families and our staff. We offer pastoral care to people of all faiths and no faith.
Our Chaplains come from the Uniting, Anglican and Catholic Churches. We will happily contact someone from other faith communities when requested.
Spirituality can become increasingly important to some when facing illness or health problems. Research shows that spiritual care contributes to people’s overall sense of wellbeing and assists them to face life’s challenges with greater resilience.
Spiritual and pastoral care can include:
Speaking with a chaplain or pastoral carer may be helpful when:
Our Chaplains seek to:
Confidentiality and privacy is respected at all times.
Each of our hospital has a chapel where patients, visitors and staff are welcome to spend time in quiet prayer and reflection. Services are held on a regular basis and we have a range of written and audio resources available.