Pastoral and Spiritual Care

Services provided

  • The staff and on-call duty chaplains at The Royal Children's Hospital provide respectful spiritual care and emotional support to patients, families and staff. 

    We seek to provide inclusive care to people of faith or none.  There are no fees for services provided.

    Chaplains can provide, on request, a range of services such as;

    • 24 hour confidential care and support (including after hours on call duty chaplain)  
    • ritual such as baptism, communion, blessings, anointing, naming ceremonies
    • farewell rituals for the dying
    • assistance contacting a faith community, minister, priest, rabbi, Imam, or other faith community leader 
    • memorial services
    • bereavement support
    • grief counselling
    • offer a supportive presence
    • prayer
    • a range of services are available to staff and/or groups of staff upon request, contact the coordinator of Pastoral and Spiritual Care for details

      Feel free to discuss any spiritual needs that you may have with a chaplain.   We will endeavour to assist you in meeting that need or facilitate others to support you as required.   Chaplains can arrange a visit by a representative of a family's faith tradition, if desired.