General Information

Members of the Spiritual Care Team (Chaplains) are available during office hours (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm) and, for urgent requests out of hours through an on-call system. Chaplains offer confidential, non-judgemental support to patients, relatives, staff and volunteers appropriate to their life-situation and beliefs. They are available to listen, to pray or simply to wait with people according to their needs and will arrange and facilitate referrals to the accredited representatives of any Church, faith/belief community as requested by any member of the hospital community.
Spiritual Care Team
The Spiritual Care Team comprises one whole-time head of service, 6 whole-time and 4 part time chaplains including 2 community mental health chaplains and 2 part-time administrators based at RIE and REH.
The Spiritual Care Team has offices at the following hospitals:
  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  • Royal Edinburgh Hospital
  • Western General Hospital
  • St John's Hospital
Other hospital sites are covered by members of the Team.
Some members of the Spiritual Care Team also offer Value Based Reflective Practice facilitation and Chaplaincy Community.

Last Reviewed: 21/09/2017