Spiritual and Pastoral Care

Here for the Staff

"The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive with passion, compassion, humour and style." Maya Angelou

It is often thought that Chaplains are concerned only with religion, and particularly as it relates to the end of life. But that is only a part of our work. We provide the following resources for staff:

  • Pastoral care for you: providing a friendly listening ear at times of stress
  • Staff support through the Harassment Adviser network
  • Training and Education in these areas:
    • Care of palliative and terminal patients
    • Understanding the impact of loss
    • Care of the dying and their relatives
    • Clinical Ethics
    • The emotional effects of sudden death
    • Looking after yourself

If you have specific training needs for subjects that are not covered above, then please tell us and we will do our best to meet your request.


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