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Chaplaincy services - Stepping Hill Hospital

Contact Information
Monday 08.30 to 16.30
Tuesday 08.30 to 16.30
Wednesday 08.30 to 16.30
Thursday 08.30 to 16.30
Friday 08.30 to 16.30

If you need a chaplain to visit a patient in an emergency, outside our normal office hours, please ask the ward staff to arrange this.

To contact the Chaplaincy Office please phone 0161 419 5889 or email Chaplaincy.SpiritualCareteam@stockport.nhs.uk .

About Our Service

The Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Service provides spiritual care for patients, families, visitors and staff at Stepping Hill. We support people who have no religious belief as well as those of many different faiths. We offer a `listening ear` for everyone and we can also help with prayer and sacraments if desired.

Our Expertise

We are a team of seven chaplains and nearly thirty volunteers. We can also call on representatives of many different faiths when required.

We support people in many different situations: feeling anxious or lonely, worried or in pain, or just needing to chat. We are often called on towards the end of life or to comfort people who are newly bereaved. All our conversations with patients or staff are confidential and pastorally sensitive.

The Hospital Chapel is located on the main corridor near to the main entrance. It is a place of quietness and calm, and is open every day: all are welcome to visit it to rest, reflect, meditate or pray. Next to the Chapel is a multi-faith Prayer Room equipped with washing facilities and prayer mats.

During the present coronavirus outbreak we are following guidance from the Trust and national religious organisations to minimise the risk of infection. There are no worship services in the chapel but the chaplains are still present `on site` during our normal working hours. We visit most wards in the hospital every week and we are happy to respond to requests for visits whenever possible.

How to Use the Service

If you are a patient in Stepping Hill and would like a chaplain to visit you, please ask the ward staff to contact the Chaplaincy Office.

If you are a relative or friend of a patient and you would like a chaplain to visit them, please phone the Chaplaincy Office and leave a message.

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