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World Humanist Day: Supporting patients, of faith or no faith, with our Chaplaincy

Date published: 21 June 2022

The Trust Chaplaincy provides support for our patients and staff, whether they are of faith or not.

Christopher Geake, one of the Trust Chaplains in our Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Care, talks us through humanism in the latest Trust podcast: 'What is the role of humanism in the Chaplaincy?' on World Humanist Day (21 June).

The Chaplaincy works hard to meet the pastoral needs of people from all faiths. The population in our community and within the hospital, however, is predominantly non-religious, so the Chaplains also support patients and staff from a non-religious or humanist perspective.

If any patient wants to access the pastoral and spriritual support in the Trust, they can contact the Chaplaincy Team directly by phoning 01895 279433 or ask any member of staff or their relatives to contact the Chaplaincy Team.

In addition to the hospital chaplains we now have a team of hospital volunteers who are available for conversation with patients, visitors and members of staff.