Being in hospital can be a very anxious time and you can feel isolated from all those things that are important to you. We all have relationships and values that are significant:
- Family & loved ones;
- Plans, hopes & dreams;
- Our home and surroundings;
- Belief or faith in self, others, and for some in a deity or higher power;
- Values and morality;
- Creativity and self expression.
As an inpatient or a carer, we can come a point where we feel we have come to the end of our tether.
The chaplaincy team is a confidential and non-judgemental listening ear providing spiritual care for you in such times.
We are able to spend time listening and supporting you and your family regardless of your belief system, or background. We will seek to help you reconnect with those things that are important to you.
Sometimes this can be with practical support or signposting you to others who can help.
“The care which recognises and responds to the needs of the human spirit when faced with trauma, ill health or sadness…….Spiritual care begins with encouraging human contact in compassionate relationship and moves in whatever direction need requires”
NHS Education for Scotland (2009)
Many of us are sustained by our religious faith and the chaplaincy team is able to provide support to you or draw on others who can. See here for further details.