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Chaplaincy is always pleased to help – whether this is through an informal/impromptu conversation in your place of work or through making a separate appointment.

They are happy to provide short-term pastoral counselling as well as befriending, listening and creating an environment where it is safe for staff members to talk in complete confidence.

  • Chaplaincy provides listening and pastoral support for all staff at CUH (and RPH)
  • Requests for support may be made by an initial phone call
  • Chaplains will listen and support and if necessary offer further support or liaise with psychology, counselling and other services depending on needs
  • All contact and conversations with staff members are strictly confidential

Chaplaincy staff support line: 01223 217769

Chaplains are on duty Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00; at all other times, there is a chaplain on call.

There is also a confidential answer phone for non-urgent referrals for outside of office hours or email

For patients:

EPIC: A Pastoral Care order can be placed on EPIC. If this is an urgent end of life request please do contact us via the hospital switchboard 01223 245151 (or hospital extension 0).

EPIC Secure Chat: "Spiritual & Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy" is available for contacting the Chaplaincy team.

Out of hours: If your referral is urgent (end of life patient), please contact the hospital switchboard and ask for the on-call chaplain01223 245151 (or hospital extension 0).

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