Support at the hospital includes:-What Support is available?
Hospital chaplains offer spiritual care to people of all faiths and people of no faith.
Our diverse team has representation from a number of the major faiths and visit clinic areas regularly to talk and listen to patients, carers and staff.
Chaplains are available for urgent spiritual or religious need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There is usually a chaplain on site during normal office hours.
If you would like to speak to a chaplain, ask the ward staff to arrange this.
Chaplains will always respect your faith and your viewpoint. If you wish to see a chaplain from your own faith group, we will try to facilitate this.
In an emergency the on call chaplain will attend and may not be of the same faith as you.
To contact the team please either ask the ward staff or call the office on:0161 922 5333 (answering machine) or call the switchboard on 0161 922 6666
For those who wish to take time to pray and reflect, there is a multi-faith prayer room in the Ladysmith Building with resources there for different faith communities.
Based in the Ladysmith Building and open 24 hours for quiet, personal space and is available to all patients, staff, relatives and visitors.
No faith-specific symbols are kept on display, but resources / artefacts are available in the cupboards for the use of all as needed.
Religious services take place in the multi-faith prayer room:
Ask the staff to contact Chaplaincy if you wish to attend.
We offer a shopmobility type scooter scheme for patients and visitors with a mobility impairment.
The scooter volunteers will assist anyone who wishes to use this scheme between the hours of Monday - Friday 9.00 am until 5.00pm.
To access this service you can:
Tel: 0161 922 4081 (Mon to Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Location: enquires desk at Hartshead South main entrance
Wheelchairs are also available in the main hospital reception areas to aid transportation within the hospital.
A carer is someone who helps a relative or friend to manage daily living tasks. Tameside Carers Centre and Derbyshire Carers Association (Glossop) provide local support networks including support groups, newsletters, information, consultative forums, advice and advocacy.
If someone you are providing care for is in hospital, additional considerations can be made for carers. Please talk to a member of ward staff regarding what support is available, or check the visiting section of our website about what additional considerations can be made particularly un relation to visiting.
Location: main entrance, Hartshead South. Manned by volunteers who are there to help with general enquires (not for appointments).
Tel: 0161 922 4676
Contact us on:
0161 922 4466 (x4466)
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Tel: 0161 922 4081
or visiting the Enquires Desk (Hartshead South)
Contact the team:
0161 922 5333 (answering machine)
or switchboard: 0161 922 6666