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Princess Royal Maternity Hospital, which is adjacent to Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Alexandra Parade, has 140 beds and provides maternity and special care baby unit/ITU facilities for neonates. Be Ready For Baby! We have a selection of videos showing you around the Princess Royal Maternity Unit. The videos are in sections showing each of the various locations within the unit that you will see when you come in to have your baby; from the entrance to the post natal ward. You can access the videos in multiple languages at: www.yoube.com/nhsggc
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The Healthcare Chaplains for the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital can be contacted on 0141 211 4661.
There is a small Chapel on the 4th floor of the Maternity Hospital. It is open 24 hours a day and offers a peaceful space for patients, visitors and staff for the purposes of reflection, meditation and prayer. There is also a Quiet Room adjacent to the chapel.
The Chaplaincy Service delivers spiritual and religious care to all people. Spiritual care addresses the fundamental human need to have a sense of peace, security and hope particularly in the context of injury, illness or loss. Healthcare Chaplains do this by being attentive to the patient’s story, looking for sources of strength and resilience, valuing the person and what is most important to them. Religious care can be a crucial aspect of this. Healthcare Chaplains work with other NHS staff to ensure that these needs are met and, where appropriate, in partnership with local faith and belief groups.
We regard Spiritual Care as an intrinsic part of the holistic care provided to patients, and to those who care for them. To this end our Chaplaincy Service provides or facilitates spiritual and religious care for patients, clients, carers and staff.
What do chaplains do?
Local faith community leaders have an important role to play in ensuring that patients who belong to their community have their particular religious needs met. A leaflet giving information and guidance for faith and belief community leaders on visiting hospitals is available here.
For general enquiries about Healthcare Chaplaincy in NHSGGC you may contact the Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care tel: 0141 452 3220 or email us at [email protected]
If you are contacting the Chaplaincy Service about a patient in one of our hospitals, please ensure, if possible, that the patient is aware of this and has agreed to it.
An NHS Healthcare Chaplain is always on-call and ward staff can arrange for them to be paged. A Roman Catholic Priest is also available at all times.General Tel: 0141 211 4661