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Spiritual care

Spiritual care

We focus on the spiritual needs of patients, families and carers.

About us

Spiritual Care is an essential part of the hospital care team. We provide physical, emotional and spiritual care for patients and families. We are committed to the care of the whole person.

We focus on the spiritual needs of patients, families and carers. It is a collaborative and respectful partnership between the person and their health care provider and is an integral component of person-centred care.

We are concerned with three main existential areas: meaning, purpose and connection. For most people, their spirituality includes significant relationships and this may be expressed in family, community, the sacred, religion, nature, art and music.

We provide spiritual care through assessment, counselling, support and ritual in matters of a person’s beliefs, traditions, values and practices enabling the person to access their own spiritual resources.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Spiritual care
  • Religious care (sacraments, prayer, religious ministers)
  • Emotional support
  • Bereavement support, grief and loss
  • Spiritual, religious and sacred texts
  • Ceremonial events and rites
  • Referral and assessment
  • Education and training

We can provide support when you:

  • Are feeling isolated, distressed worried, fearful and vulnerable
  • Are experiencing a crisis
  • Are facing transition and change
  • Are facing issues related to death, grief or bereavement
  • Want to see a religious minister or chaplain of any faith
  • Need prayer or meditation

Our staff also provide specialised individual or group education, mindfulness education and group support and also meditation techniques.

Religious leaders from your faith tradition are welcome to provide your spiritual care while you are in hospital. We can contact them on your behalf to arrange a visit.


You can access this service when you are staying in hospital. Ask a member of your care team to contact us.

Contact us

Spiritual Care

Phone: (03) 9496 5000 (Switchboard) and ask for Spiritual Care

Spiritual care is available during business hours, Monday to Friday and on call over the weekend. 

Patients can ask nursing staff or dial 90 from any internal telephone and ask for the on call Spiritual Care Worker to be paged on 6006.