Chaplains

The Chaplaincy team, consisting of chaplains and volunteers, is available to support patients, their families and carers during their time in hospital. The team provides a caring listening ear to everyone who wants to talk through their experience, whether you have a specific religious faith or not.

Making Referrals to the Chaplaincy team

Anyone can make a referral to the team. We offer a 24 hour on call service across the Trust. The team visit everywhere in the hospital working alongside other healthcare professionals. For non-urgent requests, please contact the team on 01482 675966 (HRI) or 01482 623091 (CHH). Please leave a message on the answer phone if no one is available to take your call.

For urgent requests the on call chaplain can be contacted via the hospital switchboard on 01482 875875. Chaplaincy.team@hey.nhs.uk

Spiritual care: Looking after the whole person

Chaplains are available for those requiring spiritual care in the broadest sense of the word, to listen and be alongside those who may be experiencing loss, fear, distress or anxiety.

Having a loved one come into hospital can be a stressful time, not only for the patient themselves but also for those who care for them. Sometimes it can be a great relief to have someone to talk to who is removed from the situation, to perhaps have a shoulder to cry on when the pressure of remaining strong becomes too much or to just have the freedom to express things as they really feel for us. Chaplains provide this support service for all who would find it helpful.

For those who practise a religious faith, it can be tremendously helpful to have religious support available when someone we care for is ill. This may include prayer, general pastoral support, religious services or arranging for a local faith leader to come in. The chaplaincy team are available to provide the above religious support as well as general support for all relatives and carers of patients in hospital. They may also liaise with staff about your particular faith needs, where required.

Prayer Rooms

At Hull Royal Infirmary the prayer room is located on the ground floor of the tower block. On leaving the main reception area, go through the double doors at the bottom of the main staircase, and follow the signs to the Prayer Room on your left.

There is a service of Holy Communion most Sundays at 9.30am, and a chaplain will always visit a patient on request. Muslim Friday Prayers are held each week in keeping with local timings.

On the Castle Hill Hospital site there is a multi-faith prayer room and the Chaplains’ office can be found on the main corridor leading to Wards 8,9,10 and 11. The prayer room is always open for prayer and reflection and on Wednesdays there is a service of Holy Communion at 1pm.

Within the Queen’s Centre there is a multi-faith prayer room and Chaplains’ office located on the ground floor beyond the lifts. The prayer rooms are always open for prayer and reflection. There is also a quiet space for anyone, whether religious or not to pray or just to sit quietly.