The friendly chaplaincy team at Westmead Hospital is now just a text message away thanks to another COVID-safe innovation in Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD).
Chaplains provide emotional and spiritual support to the hospital community of patients, family members, carers and staff.
You might have seen them visiting patients on the wards, conducting prayer services in the chapel, or engaging with staff, patients and visitors in their department.
Like many others, the chaplaincy team has had to make changes to how they work due to the pandemic.
While services including Christian prayer service, Catholic Mass and Friday Muslim prayers have been suspended for the time being, the team is offering some new COVID-safe ways to reach out and receive support.
Maybe you want to have a chat with someone, but aren’t able to meet face-to-face. Maybe you’re a staff member and would like to make a quick referral.
You can text the team any time on 0437 842 315.
Chaplains are available to respond to any messages between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Check the Facebook page
Are you looking for some extra encouragement or a pick-me-up?
The team posts daily reflections, quotes, scripture verses and songs on their dedicated Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehappychaplains.
Visit or call
The department and hospital chapel located on Level 2 near the A/B lifts is still open for visitors. You can drop in any time or call on 8890 5053.