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Staff members raising money for the chapel to help support those who are most vulnerable

28th May 2020

Our fantastic Chaplaincy team have a very important role in providing support for patients, their loved ones, visitors and staff.

They aim to help more people in their time of need, no matter their personal beliefs. Chaplaincy care is about valuing and respecting individuals and families, and supporting them on their journey. As well as catering to spiritual needs, the team would like to be able to help meet other needs, such as practical ones – making a holistic difference and helping the whole person.

For many, the circumstances in which they arrive at hospital can turn their lives upside down. The Chaplaincy team is fundraising to improve how they ‘help support those most in need and to help support staff to continue carrying out their roles feeling supported and safe’.

In a Chaplain's day, visiting patients of all ages and backgrounds on the hospital wards, they meet families who need to stay closer to the hospital, for example when children are inpatients. Often patients and families lose income and some are met with unprecedented costs in trying to support those staying in hospital. They meet loved ones who cannot afford funeral costs, patients with little practical means to readily contact their loved ones during their hospital stay and those who are short of other basic needs.

During the current pandemic, the Chaplaincy team at St Georges continue to work in new and innovative ways to support patients and help keep families in touch despite safety regulations limiting visitors.

To help us to make a difference to those in their time through the Chaplaincy's support, please donate via their fundraising page here.

 

 

 

 

 

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