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Chaplaincy


We value the human spirit

"From the first time I saw you on the ward, I knew I could talk to you about anything".
This comment was made by a long-term patient and highlights a chaplain's key role: to be there for everybody - patients, carers and staff - no matter what their spiritual or religious need.
 

Whatever your faith or take on life...

...we can arrange for spiritual and pastoral support. And it doesn't even need to be a spiritual or religious matter. We happen to believe that spirituality is expressed through religion, but not limited to religion, so we'll try to help in ways that work for you.

We work in different ways

Our spiritual and pastoral care team covers a number of faiths and takes a wide-ranging approach to care.  We don't just take care of the physical or mental bits; we look after a person's emotional side too. We try to keep our service "human" - by recognising the person rather than defining them by their illness.

We can:

  • pray with you
  • listen confidentially to your private concerns
  • lead public worship or pray quietly at a bedside
  • offer training to staff groups
  • explore broad ethical issues
  • help someone find meaning in a life approaching its end, or
  • just have a chat.

We can help you to relate your experience of illness to your faith. Some patients have profoundly distressing feelings. They think, "I'm a good, faithful believer - why has God made me or let me be ill?'" Other patients face a deep personal crisis. Whatever your spiritual need, we can help.

Ward visits

We visit the inpatient wards regularly, but we're also active in the community.

We offer practical help too

We can:

  • find an appropriate area for private prayer
  • provide you with information on local religious support.

Contact us

  • You can ask any member of staff to contact the chaplains.
  • You can phone us on 0116 229 4055 or email chaplaincy@leicspart.nhs.uk

Calling out of hours

Leicestershire Partnership Trust (LPT) are unable to provide an out-of-hours on-call chaplaincy service, for further advice please email

chaplaincy@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

mark.burleigh@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

in an urgent emergency out of office hours, please phone the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) Switchboard (0300 303 1573) and ask them to put you through to the mobile of the UHL Head of Chaplaincy and leave a message.

The Chaplaincy service to our hospitals is a shared service with the University Hospitals of Leicester. For more information see here: http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/patients/patient-and-visitor-services/faith-and-chaplaincy/

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