Pastoral Care Service

Pastoral care services are available to you, your visitors or carers, and our staff.

Working alongside our medical, surgical and rehabilitation services, our team brings a holistic approach to the care of patients, staff and visitors by:

  • listening with empathy and compassion
  • assessing the spiritual, pastoral or religious needs and concerns of patients and staff
  • providing for the specific spiritual, pastoral or religious needs and concerns of patients and staff.

We cater to all spiritual and religious beliefs and are located on the ground level of the main hospital, near to the Cancer Centre.

Contemplation room (Chapel)

The Contemplation room (chapel) is located on level 1 (opposite the blue lifts) and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Catholic Mass

Catholic Mass is held from 12.00–12.30pm on Fridays, except for public holidays.

Patients can view the service via the Patient Entertainment System (PES) – tune to TV/AV Channel 402 (ChapelLive).

Heartfullness meditation

Heartfullness meditation is conducted in the Contemplation room at:

  • 7pm each Tuesday
  • 12.30pm each Wednesday
  • 7pm each Saturday.

Prayer room

The Prayer room is located on level 1 (opposite the blue lifts) and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All visitors to the prayer room are required to remove their footwear prior to entering the prayer room. Storage for footwear and other items is available within the prayer room. Overshoes are available should you not wish to remove your shoes.

The prayer room offers separate sections for men and women, including separate washing facilities.

Garden courtyard

A quiet garden courtyard is available during daylight when weather permits. It can be accessed through the Contemplation room. 

This space allows for a time of quiet sharing or solitude. You may bring food into the courtyard but please dispose of rubbish in the bins provided.

Ward visits

In some cases the Pastoral Care Service can organise a ward visit or a visit from an external spiritual representative. For more information call our Helpdesk on 6152 2222 and ask to be transferred to Pastoral Care Services.

Contact us

Call our Helpdesk on 6152 2222 and ask to be transferred to Pastoral Care Services.

Outside of normal business hours, please ask to speak to our on-call chaplain.

Location

Contemplation Room (Chapel) and Prayer Room

Level 1 of the main hospital building opposite the blue lifts

View our hospital map to find your way. 

Opening hours

8am–4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Outside normal business hours, please call Helpdesk on 61522 2222 and ask to speak to the on-call chaplain.

Contemplation room (Chapel) and Prayer room

Available for patients, visitors and staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Garden courtyard

Available during daylight when weather permits