Redcliffe thanks volunteer chaplains
Volunteer chaplains share the thanks of Redcliffe Hospital staff for Pastoral Care Week.
Redcliffe Hospital has said thank you to its team of dedicated volunteer chaplains with a special morning tea for Pastoral Care Week.
Acting Redcliffe Hospital Executive Director Louise O’Riordan said the chaplaincy workers were among the hospital’s most respected volunteers.
“We’re fortunate to have a strong community of volunteers supporting our hospital. Among those are some truly special people, our volunteer chaplains,” Louise said.
“Our volunteer chaplains are available to support hospital patients, their families and visitors during difficult times.”
Louise said that over the past year, the hospital’s small team of volunteer chaplains engaged with more than 1,000 patients.
“Our volunteer chaplains operate multifaith, often just listening and talking to those going through a difficult time,” she said.
“We know too that our chaplains also spend time with hospital staff and QAS paramedics. We’re particularly grateful to them for that care and support.
“Beyond their work supporting patients, our volunteer chaplains are also a valued part of our hospital community, leading events like Remembrance Day Services.”
Louise said that the hospital’s morning tea for its chaplains was attended by representatives of nursing and allied health teams, keen to share their thanks for everything the team does to support patients.
The chaplaincy service at Redcliffe Hospital is available on request to inpatients by talking to a nurse or by calling 3883 7878.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer at Redcliffe Hospital, visit: Volunteer at Redcliffe Hospital – Redcliffe Hospital (health.qld.gov.au).