The Royal North Shore Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Department is founded on the belief that total care encompasses the whole person-physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
We offer spiritual care services to all patients, their families and to staff.
Chaplains and pastoral carers offer:
- A listening ear, time to discuss religious or spiritual issues
- Prayer and sacraments
- Spiritual and emotional support during times of illness, grief and loss
Chaplains are available for all patients of all faiths and to those of no religious affiliation. On-site chaplains include:
- Roman Catholic
- Uniting Church
- Intensive Care Unit chaplain
At your request we can contact a minister, priest, rabbi, Buddhist, Muslim and Hindu pastoral care visitor or a representative of your faith tradition.
A visit from a chaplain can also be arranged through the hospital staff and in an emergency a staff member can page the duty chaplain or priest.
The Chapel is a multi-faith space open to all for prayer and reflection. It is open from 7am - 9pm daily.
Catholic mass is offered at 1pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and 4pm Sundays.
Christian meditation is offered from 1.30-2pm on Wednesdays.
Muslim prayer rooms are located adjacent to the Chapel and are open from 5am-10pm daily.
Level 1, Building 31 (Vanderfield Building), Royal North Shore Hospital,
Reserve Road, St Leonards, NSW 2065
Monday - Friday
After hours available through RNSH switch (02) 9926 7111
Coordinator: (02) 9462 9724
Office: (02) 9462 9730