Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
How to contact a Chaplain: 0161 276 8792
Emergencies: Switchboard (61234) for the on-call
General Enquiries / Patient Referrals
There are several ways in which you can request the visit of a
chaplain, either for yourself, a relative or friend:
- Ask your named nurse on the ward to contact the on-call
- Use this Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dial 0 on any hospital phone and ask the switchboard to put you
through to the on-call chaplain
- Speak to any of the chaplains as they visit the ward or
department that you're in
If you're in the MRI you may wish to visit the Multi Faith
Centre where you'll usually find a chaplain on duty between 9.00 am
and 5.00 pm. If you would like to receive bedside Communion, please
contact the Chaplaincy on 0161 276 8792.
Chaplains operate over the whole of the Trust. At your request
they will try to contact ministers or representatives of your own
faith community or life-path.
They care for you by:
- Respecting the faith, religion or non-religious world-view to
which you subscribe;
- Sharing what gives you hope;
- Offering compassionate care;
- Discovering what helps you cope;
- Helping you find strength in uncertainty;
- Valuing what is important to you.
We have dedicated prayer/quiet spaces within the hospitals and
regular services of worship are held. Your ward staff will be able
to give you details of service times and Chaplaincy Facilities. If
you are an in-patient and unable to get to one of the Services then
a Chaplain will come to your bedside if you request it.
Meet the Team.
Our team is made up of individuals from the Christian, Jewish
and Muslim faith communities who are employed by the Trust or who
volunteer their time. Our role is to care for the spiritual and
pastoral needs of you, your family and friends for as long as you
are in the care of this hospital. We work to a set of defined
standards through which you may know what you can expect of us and
through which we can measure our level of service.
Senior Manager for Chaplaincy, Bereavement and
Family Support Services
Sister Sheila Dixon
Where are we?
The new Multi-faith centre is located on the ground floor of the
new Manchester Royal Infirmary. We provide a large
multi-purpose space for prayer and worship with a range of services
throughout the week. There are two Multi Faith Prayer Rooms in the
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. One is on the ground floor
opposite the Children's Outpatients Department and the other is on
the first floor near to Paediatric Intensive Care.
Trafford General Hospital
At Trafford General Hospital, a Christian Chapel and Muslim
Prayer Room is available on the ground floor opposite Ward 1.
Services take place each Sunday at 10.30am for the Church of
England and Free Church community. A Roman Catholic Mass is held
once a month on the second Friday at 12.30pm.
The Chaplains offer a 24 hour emergency on-call service.
However, if a chaplain is unable to come and see you immediately
they will arrange a mutually convenient time. For an urgent or
emergency contact, please dial 0161 276 1234 and ask for the
appropriate On Call Chaplain to be paged.
Our information leaflet can be found here.