Spiritual and Religious Care
spirit is integral to our well-being: a connectedness to self, to others and to
the sacred. Within our multi-faith and multi-cultural community, we recognize
that meeting the spiritual care needs of patients and their families is a right
and a healthcare obligation. We strive to deliver spiritual care that embraces
the diverse and unique experience of the individual.
some people spiritual care is associated with a specific faith or religious
tradition while others identify themselves as "spiritual but not
Spiritual Care Providers:
- believe that
spirituality is different for each person. For some it is related to a
specific faith or religious tradition while others identify themselves as
"spiritual but not religious"; offer a compassionate caring presence
and empathetic listening;
- are sensitive and
respectful of cultural, spiritual and religious diversity;
- are available to
patients, families, staff and volunteers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
- are committed to
confidentiality and privacy;
- offer prayer if
- will call a
patient's own spiritual/faith leader if requested.
Spiritual Care Services:
- the multi-faith
chapel is available for prayer, quiet reading or reflection and
meditation. Accessible on Level 1 and Level 2 of the Central Building;
- grief support
- emotional and
spiritual support; and
- memorial services.
A multi-faith chapel is available for prayer, quiet reading or
reflection and meditation. It is accessible on Level 1 (by Tim Horton's) and
Level 2 of the East Building and is open 24/7.
How to contact the Spiritual Care Team:
Between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, please
call Locating at ext. 2216 and ask to have the staff chaplain paged at #1422.
Voicemail messages can be left at ext. 2539. Your call will be returned as soon
as possible. Appointments can be made with the staff chaplains. Please note
messages are not retrieved on the weekends.
For emergencies after hours, please call Locating at ext. 2216 and have the
on-call chaplain paged. If a Roman Catholic patient is requesting the Sacrament
of the Sick, please have the on-call Roman Catholic priest paged.
for the whole person through spiritual care, connectedness and compassion”
that care is integral to treatment, we strive to provide the Ultimate Patient
Experience by delivering spiritual care that embraces the diverse and unique
experience of the individual.”