How we can help
A hospital stay can be a spiritually difficult time. Being away from home, family and all that you hold dear, along with any worries about your health.
The chaplains reflect the care that is at the heart of our trust by giving spiritual, pastoral and religious support to all patients, relatives, carers and staff. It’s a service offered to everyone.
Chaplains and volunteer ward visitors visit all the wards regularly throughout the week. They have time to listen and offer encouragement and support to patients and their relatives and carers during their stay in hospital.
Arranging a visit from the Chaplaincy Team
If you, or someone you know, would like a visit whilst in hospital please get in touch with the Chaplaincy office. Each chaplain is a leader in their own faith but they also work with people with any faith or no faith.
Chaplains are available all day, every day and can be contacted by a relative or carer, or ward staff by calling the hospital switchboard.
The chaplains can also contact other denominational ministers and leaders of other faiths.
Other religious support
Your own minister, priest or religious leader is always welcome to visit you in hospital.
Please speak to the ward staff or a chaplain if you would like them to arrange this for you.
If you are not from the area, the Chaplaincy Team has contacts with many faith communities and can call on the support you may need.
Our chapels and prayer rooms
The chapels at our hospitals are quiet and reflective spaces where all are welcome and can find sanctuary.
There is a designated prayer room next door to each chapel. These are open 24/7. The chapels can be found at:
- St Richard’s Hospital on the ground Floor of the main hospital near Ashling and Lavant wards.
- Worthing Hospital in the North Wing on the ground floor.
- Royal Sussex County Hospital on the first floor of the Barry Building.
- Princess Royal Hospital on the first floor of the main building.
- Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital Oasis on the first floor.
Muslim prayer rooms
There are Muslim prayer rooms at:
- Princess Royal Hospital by the chapel.
- Royal Sussex County on the first floor of the Barry Building, opposite the top of the stairs that lead up from main reception.
- Friday prayers for the Muslim community are held at 1pm on Fridays in the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital Oasis
Contacting the chaplaincy team
You can email the Chaplaincy Team or call them in our hospitals:
Princess Royal Hospital 01444 441881 Ext. 68232
Royal Sussex County Hospital 01273 696955 Ext. 64122
Worthing Hospital 01903 205111 Ext. 84004
St Richard’s Hospital 01243 831623