Religious and spiritual support

Torbay Hospital Chapel

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
Hengrave House
Level 4
Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA

Tel: 01803 654186 / 656406

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Service

Chaplains work as part of the healthcare team based in Torbay Hospital, ensuring that patients and visitors receive holistic care, which includes the spiritual and religious dimension to our lives. We are also here to support staff in the demanding work they do.

There is usually a chaplain present in the hospital 8.30am – 5.30pm, 7 days a week. There is always a chaplain available on call. We offer 24/7 coverage and will support you whenever you need us. Although based at Torbay Hospital, chaplains also support patients and staff at our community hospitals. If a chaplain is required at a community hospital please get in touch to find out which day a chaplain will be visiting.

You can contact us on 01803 654186 or 01803 656406. If an urgent response is required, please ask switchboard to page the on-call chaplain. You can also call at our office on the corridor to the Bayview Restaurant.

We are here for:

  • Everyone, whether you are religious or not
  • Everyone, whatever your belief, race, culture, gender or sexual orientation
  • Everyone, whether you are seeking spiritual support or just someone who will listen to you.

We are committed to:

  • Providing pastoral and spiritual care, irrespective of your spiritual or religious affiliation
  • Being non-judgmental and confidential at all times
  • Treating you with respect and compassion.

What we offer to patients:

  • Bedside visits
  • Someone to listen
  • Someone to talk with
  • Holy Communion at the bedside or in chapel
  • Prayer with you or for you
  • Anointing with oil for healing
  • Spiritual support for your relatives and visitors
  • A companion on your journey towards fulfilment and meaning
  • Special support and ministry at critical moments and at the end of life
  • Making contact with your own religious leaders or carers
  • Support and advice at times of loss or bereavement

What we offer to visitors:

  • Support for your relative or friend when you cannot be there
  • Support for you at an anxious or difficult time
  • Informal counselling, particularly after a difficult or traumatic time
  • Special support and ministry at critical moments and at the end of a patient’s life
  • Holy Communion or prayer for you as well as for your relative or friend
  • Support and advice at times of loss or bereavement

What we offer to staff:

  • Specialist advice on spiritual and religious matters
  • A referral service if patients have specific religious or spiritual needs
  • Ongoing training and education on spiritual, cultural and religious care
  • Pastoral care for you at times of crisis (work related or personal)
  • Spiritual support at all times