Chaplains and pastoral care representatives are an integral part of the holistic health care at OPH.
We offer a compassionate, professional, spiritual and confidential ministry to all patients, family (including support people) and staff.
All pastoral care representatives are professionally trained and hospital accredited. We are available to listen, support and help you to reflect on what is happening, to offer the church’s ministry and resources, and to offer spiritual guidance or counselling.
We also provide:
- opportunities for worship
- individual or chapel sacramental ministry
- life transitional rituals
- opportunities for reflection and prayer
- If you have a particular religious tradition, we will, whenever possible, link you with the appropriate team member
We can also contact representatives of your faith or your own spiritual representative for you if required.
You do not have to be a churchgoer or have any religious affiliation to receive pastoral or spiritual support.
In many cases initial contact will be through referral, however pastoral care representatives may visit you or can be requested. Visits by other authorised denominational visitors take place on a weekly basis.
Bedside Holy Communion in both the Anglican and Roman Catholic traditions is available weekly, and upon request.
Either an Anglican Holy Communion or Ecumenical service is held in the chapel. Please enquire on your ward as to the dates and times when these services are held.
Seasonal services such as at Christmas or Easter and services for special events or life transitional situations are offered as required.
The chapel is located in E Block, ground floor and situated close to the entrance of Ward 4.