Hospital Chaplaincy has developed over the years, so some aspects of care may be new to some staff. New areas include making provision for those practising all faiths or none, whilst traditional forms of religious care are still equally available.
The Department of Health expects Chaplains to be involved in the care of the Bereaved and the Dying. The Care of the Dying section gives you a few basic pointers as to how to support those at the end of their lives. Please do including the Chaplaincy Team in caring for these patients and in supporting you while you do so.
The general principles on spiritual and religious care will apply to all patients and staff, but there are some patterns or specific elements of care that may be particularly applicable to the groups of patients for which you care on a regular basis. For this reason we have included another section entitled “Care of Specific Patient Groups”. It is worth remembering that some patients may fall in two or more patient groups, as for example in the case of an older amputee. In such cases you might want to refer to all the relevant headings in this section.
We hope that this page will be useful to you and ask that you make its contents known as widely as possible amongst your staff.
A chaplaincy folder is available at every bed in Queen Mary's Hospital. If you discover that a folder is missing from a particular bedside, please ask the Chaplaincy Department to supply a replacement.
For Mary Seacole and Gwynne Holford staff only
If your request is routine please enter the patient's name, the reason for the referral and th date in the Chaplaincy Diary on your ward. Members of the Chaplaincy Team will pick up the referral when next on the ward and write in the diary that they have done so.
For urgent referrals please refer to the list on the front of your Staff Chaplaincy Handbook.
For all other enquiries please see the information below.
Queen Mary's wards, patients and departments:
Phone: Internally: Extn. 6102 Bleep: 161
Externally: 020 8487 6102
· Mobile: 07901 556524 (for staff use only)
Through Switchboard: 020 8487 6000
If you urgently require a Catholic priest:
St. Joseph’s Church: 020 8788 5012
South West London & St. George’s Mental Health Trust staff and for patients on Laurel, Lavender and Rose Wards:
The Department of Spiritual & Pastoral Care
Phone: 020 8682 6265
Please ask for Richard Allen (Chaplain)
All chaplains are part-time so if your request is urgent and you cannot get hold of us please contact the Switchboard on extension 6000.