The spiritual care of patients and their families is a whole staff team responsibility and all staff are encouraged to call on the support of the chaplaincy team when need arises. This might include:
- A patient or their family has received bad news
- A family wishes to bless their new baby
- A patient requests religious support at the end of life
- A patient may wish to request an emergency marriage service at the end of life.
- And many more examples
Education and training
The chaplaincy team provides training in a variety of areas of spiritual care for staff from across all disciplines . Have a look at what is on offer.
Personal staff support
There can be times when our personal circumstances, or challenges with our work, mean that we can become anxious.
A confidential listening ear that is outside the situation can often be helpful.
The chaplaincy team can also provide support for bereavement both when this is a family member or colleague and we have experience of arranging both religious and non-religious memorial services.
Don’t forget that help for staff might also be sought from the
These multidisciplinary forums are an excellent setting in which staff can come together and discuss the experiences and challenges of working at MEHT. These have been running monthly and are held in the Medical Academic Unit..
Staff religious support
Staff on duty on a Sunday can receive communion on request.
Details of religious prayer times and other services are found here.