Spiritual care

The Trust recognises the importance of spiritual and religious care for patients, their carers, and staff. This is outlined in our spiritual care policy.

Spiritual care is seen as:

"care which recognises and responds to the needs of the human spirit when faced with trauma, ill health, or sadness and can include the need for meaning, for self-worth, to express oneself, for faith support, perhaps for rites or prayer or sacrament, or simply for a sensitive listener. (It) begins with encouraging human contact in a compassionate relationship, and moves in whatever direction need requires”.
End of Life Care in Neurological Conditions
NHS 2010

The Trust chaplaincy team are actively involved with direct delivery of spiritual and religious care, staff training around spiritual care and linking in with the local faith communities regarding this care.

The Chapel (used by those of all faiths and none) and prayer rooms are located on D level, Centre Block in Southampton General Hospital. There is also a quiet room at Countess Mountbatten House.

For further information on spiritual and religious care within the Trust, please contact: