Department of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

The chaplains are here for everyone in the hospital, whatever your background and beliefs.

We are NHS staff employed to give pastoral, spiritual or religious care.

We offer support to patients, families and members of staff in all the hospitals across the Trust. We also work closely with community teams.

We are here for you

Whether you are a patient or a relative of one, being in hospital can be a challenging time. You or your loved one may be feeling anxious or distressed. You may be dealing with a new diagnosis, or just wondering what is going to happen next. You may feel alone. You may be recently bereaved.

Whatever is happening, it is normal to feel overwhelmed from time to time.

We’re here to support you.

What do we do?

Mostly we listen. We probably don’t have the answers but we know it can help to talk. Sometimes it can be especially helpful to talk to someone who is neither medical nor part of your family.

We won’t judge you, and we won’t tell you what to do. We will be alongside you and will listen to whatever you want to tell us. We’ll hold your concerns with you, and we may be able to offer a different perspective.

Do we give religious support?

We do, when that’s what is needed. We can also help you connect with a local faith community if you want.

If you need help to practise your religious faith while you are in hospital, please ask us. At Warwick we have services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Muslim prayers on Fridays. Whichever hospital you are in, we can bring communion to you at your bedside.

Spaces of quiet

The Chapel at Warwick, and the Oasis at Leamington are always open and you are always welcome. At Warwick there is also a prayer room and wudu facilities.

Covid

The chaplains continue to visit all the wards. If you are a relative and are unable to visit a patient, please call us and we can visit on your behalf, take a message, or help facilitate a phone call or video call. If you want to send a letter or some photos to a patient please email us on the address below and we can print out your message and take it to a patient.

If you would like a visit, or any other support, contact us:

Contact us

chaplaincy@swft.nhs.uk
01926 495321 ext 4121
If you need us urgently, call 01926 495321 and ask for the on-call chaplain.

There is always a chaplain available, at any time of the day or night.

Links to:

  • Leamington Info
  • Stratford Info
  • Volunteer info
  • Bereavement Listening Service
  • Babyloss info