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Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care

The Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care team are an integral part of the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust healthcare team. Our role is to support patients with their clinical treatment and recovery. We listen to and support people with their personal concerns to ensure that their recovery is not affected by concerns, fears or beliefs.

Someone is always available to offer emotional support and/or religious care to patients, carers and staff.  This service is available 24/7 for urgent needs and on the next working day for non-urgent issues.

We provide:

Emotional Support

• Does not include religion (unless requested)

• Focus on emotional comfort and peace

• Can address inner fears

• Uses some stress reduction techniques

• Only addresses issues raised by the patient

• Offers links to other services if desired

Religious Care

• Available from people licensed by your religion

• Part of the NHS

• Bedside prayers and sacraments

• Prayer rooms and chapels on site

• Religious text available

• Links to community faith groups

 

How do I contact the service?

You can ask any member of staff or call one of the numbers below:

Emergencies

Please ring the hospital switchboard and ask for the Chaplain on 0161 624 0420

Non-Urgent Enquiries

Please contact one of the site offices listed below:

Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and Floyd Unit - 0161 778 3568

The Royal Oldham Hospital - 0161 627 8796/78847

Answerphone messages may be left for Royal Oldham on 0161 627 8796 at present.

Team Coordinator - 0161 778 5259

When is the service available?

Someone is always available 24/7 to offer emotional support and/or religious care to patients, carers and staff.  For urgent needs we will be with you within the hour, whilst for non-urgent needs we aim to see people by the next working day.

What facilities are available?

Halal and Kosha food for patients are available at all sites.

Please order these through catering.

Fairfield General Hospital

The facilities listed below are always available (24 hours a day – every day)

A Christian chapel is available to all who wish to pray or be quiet.

A Prayer Room is available with a dedicated space for women to use; this is regularly used for Muslim Prayer.

A Shabbos Room is available for Jewish staff, patients and visitors.

Rochdale Infirmary

The Oasis Multi-Faith Room is a quiet space that is available for all (located on the top floor).

There is also a Muslim Prayer Room with a dedicated space for women to use. This facility is open access from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Access is also available with a staff card or via security at all other times.

The Royal Oldham Hospital 

A Christian chapel is available to all in the Chalmers Keddie Building for those who wish to pray or be quiet.  Due to its location, this facility is only open between 6am – 6pm.

We also offer a Prayer Room with a dedicated space for women to use, which is open 24 hours a day, every day, this is regularly used for Muslim Prayer. (D Block, near the Garden Entrance).

 

 

 

Religious Services Available

Fairfield General Hospital

Muslim Friday Payers are led by a member of staff in the Prayer Room.

Please see the notice on the noticeboard in that area for details.

Please note Social Distancing is being maintained.

The Royal Oldham Hospital 

Muslim Friday prayers are led by Chaplain Numan Ahmed and other staff members.

Please see the notice on the notice board in that area for details.

Please note Social Distancing is being maintained.

Christian services on hospital radio

The following Christian services are broadcast on hospital radio:

Royal Oldham Hospital – 10.25am every Sunday morning Radio Cavell: Hospital Radio.