As a Uniting Church hospital, St Andrew’s values highly the emotional and spiritual support of all those who are admitted to hospital. This support is offered non-denominationally to patients by skilled professional Pastoral Care workers, in line with the mission, vision and values of the hospital.
The Pastoral Care team is comprised of Uniting Church, Anglican, and Catholic chaplains, assisted by visiting chaplains of various denominations and faith traditions.
Chaplains are dedicated to making your stay here as peaceful and as positive as it can be. Chaplains listen and support you in times of need and can attend family conferences and offer practical assistance when needed. They can offer support in whatever way will make time spent in hospital less stressful and more comfortable.
A Pastoral Care worker is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for social, emotional and spiritual support for patients, their relatives and carers.
Patients and visitors are welcome to visit the hospital's new chapel at any time of the day or night. The chapel is offered as a quiet, reflective space for all patients, families, and staff.
If you would like to see a member of the Pastoral Care team, or would like to receive Sacraments, please ask one of the nurses to page Pastoral Care and they will arrange a visit as soon as possible.