At The Wesley Hospital, our focus is on treating and caring for people with compassion across life’s journey. This means consideration of the whole person, not just their physical health. We offer a range of services to support the spiritual, cultural and emotional wellbeing of our patients and their families.
As part of our commitment to holistic care and spiritual wellbeing, chaplains regularly visit each ward and are available to support patients and their families. Priests and lay people are also available to visit members of their denominations. Please ask one of the nursing staff to arrange a visit when needed.
There is a chaplain on call at all times for emergency situations. Holy Communion is available on request and Baptisms are available in emergency situations. If you have any enquiries or comments regarding pastoral care, please contact the Pastoral Care Manager or ask the Clinical Nurse Manager in your ward.
The Wesley Hospital Chapel is on Level 2, near the Main Entrance of the hospital, and is available at all times for reflection and prayer. The chapel serves the Wesley Hospital community and is a quiet and sacred space.
A short devotional service is held each weekday and on Sunday in the Wesley Chapel at 10am. This service is also broadcast for patients on the Pastoral Care channel on the television in their room.
Holy Communion is celebrated at services on Wednesday (Catholic Mass), Friday and Sunday in the UnitingCare tradition and, as requested, at the bedside. On Wednesday morning, a Catholic Mass is held in the Wesley Chapel instead of the regular devotional service.
If you would like to attend these services, please speak with one of our nursing staff.
This channel broadcasts chapel services for patients on the television in their room, and at all other times, relaxing music and meditative images, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Visits, prayers, anointing rites, and sacraments are available. A bereavement folder is available from the ward or Pastoral Care after a death.
Our aim is to be culturally responsible, and we are committed to social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Officer is available to support you in your cultural and emotional wellbeing while in hospital and can be contacted on 07 3253 4666 or 0419 929 001.
‘In the best of circumstances no one need die alone.’
End of Life Compassionate Companions provide a calm and affirming presence for patients who would otherwise die alone.
The End of Life Compassionate Companion Service is available for patients on a comfort care pathway who are expected to die within 48 to 72 hours and do not have family or friends to accompany them during this time.
For further information please contact Chaplain Leanne Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org).