When we care about someone’s wellbeing, we care for more than just their physical wellbeing. Spiritual care is one part of the many ways we can help. Our spiritual care is for everyone, regardless of religious belief or faith. In times of illness, we know that people find themselves asking more questions about life. People ask “why me?” and they wonder what the future will hold in times of unexpected and unwelcome change. Time can be spent in deep thought, focusing on hopes and fears, as well as trying to understand the changes that are happening in their life. That's where we come in.
Some of our centres have a dedicated in-house spiritual support service as part of their professional team and they are there to support people, their family and their carers regardless of faith or belief. If a dedicated team is not available our staff are always on hand to offer support, and can put patients, service users and family members in contact with a spiritual leader if desired.
Our team and staff can help by being:
• a listening ear to all of someone’s concerns
• there to help with issues that arise from serious illness
• able to address any religious needs someone may have
• able to put someone in contact with a representative from another faith or view