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Chaplaincy


Our mission, within the Chaplaincy Service, is to provide care to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of:

  • patients
  • relatives
  • staff

in order to enhance the quality of life.

Chaplaincy services

The chaplains offer the following services (according to individual needs as requested):

  • a friendly visit
  • a listening ear
  • spiritual and emotional care
  • support in crisis
  • sharing with patients in the joy of new life and of healing
  • prayer
  • the Sacraments (e.g. The Anointing of the Sick, Holy Communion and Baptism)
  • help in grief and loss
  • cooperation with and support for the hospital staff
  • special services
  • ceremony of blessing and farewells
  • memorial services for early pregnancy loss
  • memorial services for palliative care families.

Ipswich Hospital Worship Centre and Chaplaincy Service

If you would like any emotional or spiritual support during your stay at Ipswich Hospital, there is a chaplaincy service. Please advise staff if you wish to see the chaplain - chaplains of different faiths available.

A worship centre which can be used by people of all faiths is located on level 7, Tower Block of Ipswich Hospital and is open all hours.

Service location: Level 7, Tower Block, Ipswich Hospital
Service available: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday - and via an on-call chaplain during other times
Phone: 3810 1450

Memorial services

  • Early pregnancy loss
    last Wednesday of each month (except December)
  • Palliative care families
    twice a year (May and November)


Last updated: Monday, June 27, 2016