Dr Kershaw’s Hospice is here to serve the whole of the diverse community in which we live and this is reflected in the work of the Spiritual Care Team who are here to support those who express a need. The Spiritual Care team work with patients, families and friends at whatever part of the journey feels right for them and whether they have a faith or not. They also support and resource the clinical staff in their provision of spiritual care.
Spirituality is about how people find meaning, hope and comfort in life. It is to do with who we are and what is important to us and this will most likely be different for each one of us. For those whose spirituality is connected with a faith they are welcome to invite their faith leaders into the hospice.
The experience of a life limiting illness can lead to questioning and examining beliefs, relationships and why difficult things happen. We recognise that it can be useful to talk to someone who can give time and space to allow you to put these concerns into words. Or it can be helpful to just have someone to ‘be there’ in your journey. The Spiritual Care Team are there to meet this need.
The chapel is a multifaith room and contains prayer resources form the mainstream faiths represented in the Oldham Community and resources that can be used to aid thought and reflection for those who for whom faith is not focal. We hold regular prayer gatherings in the chapel to which all are welcomed. The chapel is a valuable place for private prayer, meditation or reflection or simply a quiet space in which to just be.
Please contact the Spiritual Care Co-ordinator on 0161 624 2727 for more information or support.