Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Temporary visiting restrictions due to COVID-19

We recently made the difficult decision to suspend visiting to our hospital until further notice except in the below exceptional circumstances, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more information about restrictions…


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Chaplaincy Service

Last updated: 03 November 2019

The Chaplaincy Team provides pastoral support and care to patients, their families and staff, providing a listening ear and hand of friendship to those of all faiths and none. Chaplains are available throughout the day and provide an emergency call-out service outside of core hours. The team can contact multi faith leaders from the local community on request.

Referrals for patient visits can be made via the chaplain’s office on 023 9228 6408 or via switchboard on 23 92 28 6000. Alternatively please email chaplaincyservices@porthosp.nhs.uk 

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Chapel Services

Morning Prayer: Monday to Friday - 9.00am

Holy Communion: Sunday - 10.30 am

Roman Catholic Mass: Sunday - 4pm

 

Transport to Sunday Services

For Sunday services some patients can be collected and taken back to their wards by a wheelchair service provided by the Chaplaincy volunteers. To book please call extension 6408 stating if the patient is attending Holy Communion or Roman Catholic Mass.

 

Multi-Faith Prayer Room

The Multi-Faith room is located next to the chapel with ablution facilities available. Friday prayers are held at 1pm in the chapel. Prayer aids are available within  the room.

For any further information on the services we can provide or for any queries do not hesitate to contact us by emailing chaplaincyservices@porthosp.nhs.uk 

 

How to find the Chapel and Multi-faith room

A level map

The Chapel is located through the main A level Reception. Follow the corridor and pass the shop and Costa Coffee, then the Chapel is on your left (Next to No. 3 on the map). The Chaplaincy Offices are located on B level but are difficult to find, so we will often come to you.

 

Contact Information

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Office Hours
8.30am to 4.30pm

Telephone:
023 9228 6408

Note - Voicemail is available on this number

Please give the following details to enable us to help you:

  • Name of the person being referred
  • Details of the ward
  • Whether a specific Chaplain is required
    (Roman Catholic or other)

Out of Office Hours

Telephone:
023 9228 6408 

During Bank Holidays or at Weekends, please leave NON-urgent messages on the Voicemail.

Urgent Calls

Either speak to one of the team on 023 9228 6408, or call the switchboard on 023 9228 6000 to contact the Duty Chaplain.

Please specify if you require a Roman Catholic Chaplain or of another faith.

Please note that:

For out of hours urgent calls, go straight through to the switchboard on 023 9228 6000.

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