Canberra Hospital - Spiritual Support Services
Spiritual/Pastoral Care is available to ensure support for all persons’ personal and spiritual wellbeing. We respect at all times each person's religious tradition or belief system and their own sense of spirituality. We accompany people on their journey with empathy and a willingness to enter into and share persons' strengths, hopes and struggles.
- Chaplaincy and Pastoral / Spiritual Care Services
Our Pastoral Care Practitioners come from a variety of belief groups and religious backgrounds and are a combination of staff and trained volunteers available to offer emotional and spiritual support to patients, families, carers and staff throughout the Canberra Hospital. They are available in person, either on-site or on-call through the hospital's switchboard.
Chaplaincy and Pastoral/Spiritual Care includes members of a general team who relate with persons who claim to have no specific religious background or affiliation but who appreciate visits or are seeking spiritual support.
A Multifaith sacred space located in Building 3, Level 2 is open to all and available 24 hours a day. It is specifically designed for private prayer and individual/group meditation. It is also used as a Christian Chapel, Jewish Temple, and for daily prayers by Muslims, thus various religious services and group meditations are regularly held there Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - as well as periodic memorial services and special celebrations conducted by belief or faith group leaders coordinated by the Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Manager. A schedule of all regular weekly worship services/times are available on notice boards near the Multifaith centre or by contacting the Pastoral Care office directly.
Bedside communion is available upon request. Anyone may request a friendly pastoral care visit or specific spiritual support at anytime, either personally or to make a referral on behalf of someone else.
Chaplains and Pastoral Carers are available on campus during work hours and designated representatives are on-call 24 hours a day. Contact the Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care office directly on (02) 6244 3849 or via the hospital's switchboard on (02) 6244 2222 to reach the on-call service.
|Weekday: ||24 hours|
|Weekend: ||24 hours - open now as at 11:35 PM EST|
|All Public Holidays: ||24 hours|
Other services at Canberra Hospital - Spiritual Support Services
- Clinical Pastoral Education Training
* These times are indicative only. Please call the service prior to your departure to confirm the availability. Please call ahead in after-hour periods or on public holidays. ACT Health attempts to provide accurate and up to date opening hours information for the public, however if you feel that this information is incorrect please contact the ACT Health Services Directory Administrator at HSD.Admin@act.gov.au to have this amended.
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