Pastoral and spiritual care

Our pastoral and spiritual carers are here to help

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of pastoral and spiritual care related services, for details of the pastoral and spiritual care services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.


We understand that being in hospital can be challenging

Occasionally, some patients may experience feelings of isolation, uncertainty and vulnerability during their time in hospital care. To help with these feelings, you may find it beneficial to speak with someone from our pastoral services team.

Our professional spiritual and pastoral carers can listen to your fears, worries, hopes and dreams and can provide support during times of grief and loss. They can help you find meaning in your situation and help with any practical matters.

While we are a Catholic organisation, our pastoral carers are sensitive to all religious, non-religious and cultural traditions and can help arrange a visit by a chaplain or representative from your own denomination.

If you would like to be visited and supported by a representative from your faith or denomination please contact the pastoral and spiritual care team so they can assist you

Our pastoral and spiritual carers

Our pastoral carers are part of the hospital team that looks after you during your stay, providing spiritual and emotional support and sacramental ministry.

The pastoral care team has contacts for all local churches, temples, mosques and synagogues.

Our pastoral and spiritual care services

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

  • Offer religious and or emotional and spiritual care
  • Communion in your room
  • Sacrament of the sick
  • Sacrament of reconciliation
  • Baby blessings
  • Memorial services

Please contact the pastoral and spiritual care team for alternative denominational ministers.

Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

Our mission

As a Catholic health care service, we bring God’s love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus. We are especially committed to people who are poor or vulnerable.

Vision

We lead through research-driven, excellent and compassionate health care.

Creed

We believe in the dignity of all people because each one is created in God’s image and we are committed to justice and compassionate care for all.

Values

Compassion • Justice • Integrity • Excellence

Our pastoral services

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane, we provide holistic and integrated support for the spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing of every person. Our Spiritual Care Practitioners offer a unique service and are available to support you during your hospitalisation. You may find it helpful to speak to them if you feel lonely, isolated or anxious, in need of someone to listen and in times of grief, loss and bereavement.   If you would like to request a visit, please call (07) 3240 1308 or ask your nurse to contact them on your behalf.

The Spiritual Care Team is an inclusive community of people who are sensitive to and honour the values, beliefs and faith traditions of others. A Catholic priest is available upon request for sacramental ministry.  Ministers and Chaplains from other faith traditions are also available upon request.

Giovanni Chapel is located on Floor 1 of the hospital. This is a calm and quiet space that we invite you to use for prayer and reflection.

Please call (07) 3240 1308 for any spiritual wellbeing or faith based needs you may have.  

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Pastoral and spiritual care staff are qualified employees that are part of the Mater interdisciplinary team. Every patient, as well as close family, are offered thoughtful, sensitive and relevant emotional and/or spiritual support.

We know that being in hospital can be an emotionally-fraught as well as a physically-demanding experience.

Pastoral and spiritual care staff provide a professional and confidential space where your experience of illness and hospitalisation can be shared and understood.

Communion ministry
Eucharistic Ministers visit all Catholic patients to offer communion in your hospital room. 
Please contact the pastoral and spiritual care team for alternative denominational ministers from your room on extension 8385 or call (02) 9900 7688.

Chaplaincy
Catholic sacramental needs of patients, including the sacrament of healing and the last rites can be met by our hospital chaplain. 

All other religious chaplains and denominational leaders are welcome to visit patients. If you require assistance please contact our pastoral and spiritual care team from you room on extension 8385 or (02) 9900 7688.

Where to pray
The Chapel is located on the ground floor by the main hospital entrance. It is open 24 hours a day and all are welcome. It can be used for individual or group prayer, as well as quiet meditation or reflection.
Catholic mass is celebrated in the Chapel at 9am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Mass services are telecast live on Channel 305 in your room.

If you require sacramental support or if you would like to be visited and supported by a representative from your faith please contact the pastoral and spiritual care team so they can assist you.

Baby blessings
Baby blessings take place when a baby is born here in our hospital. Parents and other family members are welcome to be present. They occur either in hospital rooms or in the Whelan Lounge. 

A pastoral and spiritual care worker can be contacted by calling (02) 9900 7688 or calling 8385 from the bedside phone

Patients can also ask their nurse to contact the pastoral and spiritual care team on their behalf.

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Our pastoral carers are sensitive to all religious, non-religious and cultural traditions.
As well as making pastoral visits to patients, pastoral carers organise and lead prayers for the hospital during the major liturgical observances throughout the year.

Our Chapel

The hospital chapel is located to the right of the ground floor front entrance. All patients and visitors are welcome to pray, reflect, meditate or gather your thoughts and be still in this quiet space.

Mass is celebrated in the Chapel at 1pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

Our pastoral care office can be reached at: (03) 9928 6760.

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Coming to hospital is a different experience for everyone, and it may lead to feelings of isolation, uncertainty and vulnerability. To help with these feelings, you may find it helpful to speak with someone from pastoral services.

Pastoral carers are an integral part of the St Vincent’s Griffith team and are there to offer spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families.

They are sensitive to all religious, non-religious and cultural traditions.

Pastoral services

Communion, the sacrament of the sick and the sacrament of reconciliation are available at your bedside. If desired, please ask the pastoral carers to arrange these sacraments for you.

Please contact or advise your pastoral carer if you would like a visit by a chaplain or representative from your own denomination.

Our chapel

The hospital chapel is located behind the main administration area adjacent to the quiet reflection garden, patients and families are welcomed and encouraged to utilise these beautiful areas of the hospital.

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Our pastoral carers are sensitive to all religious, non-religious and cultural traditions.
As well as making pastoral visits to patients, pastoral carers organise and lead prayers for the hospital during the major liturgical observances throughout the year.

Holy Communion in your room  with Pastoral Practitioner

Sacrament of the Sick given by our Hospital Catholic Chaplain

Sacrament of Reconciliation given by our Hospital Catholic Chaplain

Please contact the pastoral and spiritual care team if you wish to have support from your own faith representative whilst in hospital.

Our Prayer Room

The Hospital Quiet Room is located near the Nurses Station on Level 2. All patients and visitors are welcome to pray, reflect, meditate or gather your thoughts and be still in this quiet space.

The Pastoral Practitioner can be contacted via the Nurse in Charge.

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At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, we provide holistic and integrated support for the spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing of every person. Our Spiritual Care Practitioners offer a unique service and are available to support you during your hospitalisation. You may find it helpful to speak to them if you feel lonely, isolated or anxious, in need of someone to listen and in times of grief, loss and bereavement. If you would like to request a visit, please call (07) 3326 3453 or ask your nurse to contact them on your behalf.

The Spiritual Care Team is an inclusive community of people who are sensitive to and honour the values, beliefs and faith traditions of others. A Catholic priest is available upon request for sacramental ministry. Ministers and Chaplains from other faith traditions are also available upon request. 

There is a chapel located on Ground Floor of the hospital. This is a calm and quiet space that we invite you to use for prayer and reflection.

Please call (07) 3326 3453 for any spiritual wellbeing or faith based needs you may have.

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Although we are a Catholic organisation, our mission is the care of all patients. As part of our holistic approach to your care, our pastoral care team are available to offer emotional, religious and spiritual support through times of anxiety, stress or concern. They aim to provide a compassionate presence with an open and non-judgmental discussion. Your confidentiality is always respected.

A Catholic chaplain is available to all patients, families and staff. Sacrament of the sick, Holy Communion and reconciliation are available through contacting the Pastoral Care Services.

If you are from another faith tradition, the Pastoral Care Team have contacts for all the local churches, temples and synagogues. In addition, chaplains from various faith traditions and denominations regularly visit St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney. These chaplains are officially endorsed and considered integral to the work of the Pastoral Care Team. Visits can be arranged by contacting your pastoral carer.

For more information about the Pastoral Care Services, contact (02) 8382 7444.

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As well as making pastoral visits to patients, pastoral carers organise and lead prayers for the hospital during the major liturgical observances throughout the year. They can give communion, the sacrament of the sick and the sacrament of reconciliation at your bedside.

Our pastoral carers are sensitive to all religious, non-religious and cultural traditions and can help arrange a visit by a chaplain/representative from your own denomination.

To find out more, please ask the pastoral carer on your floor.

Our chapel

The hospital chapel is located to the right of the ground floor front entrance. All patients and visitors are welcome.

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As well as making pastoral visits to patients, pastoral carers organise and lead prayers for the hospital during the major liturgical observances throughout the year. They can give communion, the sacrament of the sick and the sacrament of reconciliation at your bedside.

Our pastoral carers are sensitive to all religious, non-religious and cultural traditions and can help arrange a visit by a chaplain/representative from your own denomination.

To find out more, please ask the pastoral carer on your floor.

Our chapel

The hospital chapel is located to the right of the ground floor front entrance. All patients and visitors are welcome.

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At St Vincent’s Private Toowoomba, we care for and about the whole person. This means we attend to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of each person, including patients, families and staff. Our trained Pastoral Care Team offers a unique service and is available to support you during your time in our hospital. You may find it helpful to speak to them if you feel lonely, isolated or anxious, in need of someone to listen and in times of grief, loss and bereavement.

The Pastoral Care Team is an inclusive community of people, sensitive to and honouring the values, beliefs and faith traditions of others. A Catholic priest is available upon request for sacramental ministry. Ministers and Chaplains from other faith traditions are also available upon request. This hospital was founded upon the principle that all people, regardless of Faith background would be cared for. We are proud to continue this vision and offer Pastoral Care to people of no faith background as well as those from various Faith Traditions. There is a chapel located on the Lower Ground Floor of the hospital at Entrance 1. This is a calm and quiet space that we invite you to use for prayer and reflection.

If you would like to request a visit, please call (07) 4690 4018 or ask your nurse to contact a team member on your behalf.

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