Monday, 11 August 2008 00:16

Chaplaincy Services at the Royal Derby Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital

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Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Chaplaincy Services at the Royal Derby Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital

When in hospital, very often patients and carers value the opportunity to discuss spiritual matters with a chaplain or simply to be given time and a listening ear.

The Chaplaincy Team is ecumenical (Church of England, Roman Catholic and Free Church). However, we are very happy to offer time and support to anyone regardless of their faith, religious affiliation or belief system. We recognise and respect the uniqueness and dignity of each patient and maintain a confidential and non-judgmental approach. We welcome any patient who feels they may benefit from a chaplaincy visit. A chaplain can be contacted by asking the switchboard operator to bleep the on-call chaplain.

A chaplain is on-call at all times and if requested is able to contact the patient's local priest or minister, as well as leaders of most religions. Worship is provided on Sunday mornings and during the week at the Royal Derby Hospital. The Chapel at the London Road Community Hospital is open between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Faith Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital is always open for quiet and reflection. All are welcome to use these facilities.

Chaplaincy Service Volunteers:

There is a team of trained volunteers that work with Chaplaincy. These are Chaplaincy Visitors, Emergency Department Support Team, Chapel Assistants, Eucharistic Ministers and Centre Host/Hostesses. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us for more information.

Key Contacts:

The Royal Derby Hospital Chaplaincy
(01332) 789500 (internally 89500)

Palliative/Cancer Care Nightingale Macmillan Unit Chaplain
Tel: (01332) 783351 (internally 83351)

London Road Community Hospital Chaplaincy
Tel: (01332) 789500 (internally 89500)

You can contact us by email too:



The Faith Centre Chapel at the Royal Derby Hospital is where the Sunday morning service is held at 10 a.m. Midweek Holy Communion is at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.

At the Royal Derby Hospital there is also a Prayer Room. This is a space for people of all faiths or none. The Prayer Room is where Jum'ah Prayers are held on Friday at 1.30 p.m.
There is a service at the London Road Community Hospital at 1.45 p.m. each Monday.
Please contact Chaplaincy for details of services at the Nightingale MacMillan Unit.

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