Welcome to the NHSGGC Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care team. This is a Generic Spiritual Care Service, delivered by the Spiritual Care Team (Chaplains). It is a person centred, non-judgemental, confidential and attentive listening service for spiritual needs - what matters to the person. The service includes celebrations and rituals, prayers and support for everyone, irrespective of creed or belief.
Spiritual Care is all about ‘addressing the fundamental human need to have a sense peace, security and hope in the context of illness, injury or loss‘. It is about meeting people at their deepest point of spiritual need. The basic role of the Spiritual Care Team is to be involved with other healthcare professionals in the provision of holistic care within the hospital community. Holistic care is concerned with the whole person, which includes not just the physical health, but also the social, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing.
The NHSGGC Chaplains are NHS employees. Chaplains can provide some of the religious services that religious leaders, priests and minsters provide within religious groups and places of worship. However, chaplains are not necessarily priests or minsters, and their job is not principally religious but spiritual care.