Spiritual Care

Taking Time to Listen

Members of the Spiritual Care Team are available during normal office hours and, for urgent requests out of hours through an on-call system.  We offer confidential, non-judgemental support to patients, families and staff whatever their beliefs or life situations.  If you wish to be visited by someone from your own faith or belief group, we will be glad to help make arrangements.

How to contact us

Any member of staff can contact an on-call chaplain for you via the hospital switchboard. If for any reason you need to contact a chaplain from outside the hospital, please call: -

Royal Edinburgh Hospital 0131 537 6516

Royal Hospital for Sick Children 0131 536 0144

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh & Liberton Hospitals 0131 242 1990

St John’s Hospital, Livingston 01506 522188

Western General & Royal Victoria Hospitals 0131 537 1400/1401

For all other NHS Lothian hospitals, clinics and units where there is no site-based chaplain, contact details are available from the Spiritual Care Offices at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital (Primary Care, Community and Mental Health Services) and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (Acute).

Last Reviewed: 15/07/2011