When a baby or infant is a patient in the Neonatal unit this can be a stressful and difficult experience for all parents. The hospital chaplaincy team consists of volunteers (male and female) and is available to all parents of children in the unit to give support by listening, prayer and being alongside. Baptisms and blessings of babies can be conducted in the unit if parents request this service.
Parents are welcome to visit the chaplains 'quiet area' in the sitting room on ward 52 where there is a prayer request book. There is also the chapel on the 1st floor in the main hospital. This is open all the time and there are services on Sundays at 10.30am and 3pm. Out of normal hours the switchboard can contact the duty on call chaplain.