Hospitalization and/or crisis situations present many challenges to the emotional and spiritual well being of patients, family members and friends. It is frequently a time of reflecting on one's life experiences and individuals are confronted with spiritual issues around the meaning of life, suffering and death.
A team of theologically and clinically trained Chaplains is available to respond to the spiritual and religious needs of patients, families and friends. Spiritual and religious care is provided within a multifaith, multicultural context and assists individuals in discovering and deepening their spirituality.
Spirituality speaks of relationship and seeks an answer to the question: how do I relate to myself, to other persons, to the ultimate meaning of life? The Chaplain's role is to assist individuals in finding these answers so that they can better cope with the illnesses, traumas, losses and life transitions they may be experiencing.
Community clergy, faith leaders and laity complement the work of the Chaplains and clergy are encouraged to visit members of their faith community regularly. Requests for clergy visits of any denomination or spiritual tradition can be made through the nursing staff or Unit Chaplain.
Designated Sacred Spaces are open to all patients and visitors 24 hours a day for personal prayer or quiet reflection. Information regarding regularly scheduled Worship Services and sacramental needs can be obtained through the unit Chaplain or by calling 523-7100, ext. 5060.
Sacred Space Locations
Ramsey Lake Health Centre: Oasis Chapel Level 1 and the Medicine Lodge Main Floor
Sudbury Outpatient Centre: Main Floor
Kirkwood Place: Basement