As a service centred on the holistic needs of our patients and the people that are important to them, we are conscious that many patients draw strength from a belief system, and/or the support of a faith community.
Beliefs can be a source of strength for many patients and families facing death and dying. Our Chaplaincy team can help to explore issues of faith and spirituality for people of any faith, or none. We have a Christian Chaplain allied to our hospice. But we are also able to access volunteer chaplaincy workers from a range of different faith groups.
Patients and families can let any member of the Meadow House team know if this is something which would be important for them.
When patients are admitted to the inpatient ward, we would routinely ask about any spiritual needs or support. We also welcome any faith leaders onto the ward with whom the patient is regularly in contact, if this form of ongoing support is important to the patient and family.