Chaplaincy Services

Chaplain

Rev Robyn Caldicott is located at Flinders Private Hospital and can be contacted on 08 8275 3498 for chaplaincy and pastoral support.

Pastoral Care

Chaplains are part of the hospital’s care team.  We have a chaplain on staff and a team of accredited clergy and pastoral visitors who offer pastoral care.  Pastoral or spiritual care is offered by the presence of someone who will listen to you and compassionately support you.

In difficult and demanding times such as a critical illness or other traumas in life, we may experience high stress, reducing our ability to cope.  At these times the help of others may be very valuable.  Family members and friends are often a very important support, but sometimes the presence of a person who is more emotionally detached from the situation can be very helpful.

Traditional responses such as Holy Communion are also available. Someone is always on call for patients, visitors and our staff. Please ask the nursing staff for details.

The Sacred Space, an area for prayer and reflection, is located on Level 4 in the atrium.

Clinical Pastoral Education

Ashford Hospital is an accredited centre for training in Clinical Pastoral Education; contact Pastor Liz Dyson for more information on 08 8375 5953. Our chaplaincy services form an important part of our healthcare team.