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Chaplaincy - pastoral and spiritual care

About us

The hospital employs a whole-time chaplain, supported by a local Catholic Priest. With the help of our chaplaincy assistant and a small team of chaplaincy volunteers, we visit all the wards regularly. We have local contacts for all the major faiths and denominations, please contact the chaplains for further information.

The Chaplaincy Team

Our work is to care for your spiritual, religious and pastoral needs. This can be anything from helping you to follow your religious tradition, or by giving time to listen to your experience of being in hospital and offer comfort and support. We are available to all, whether of a particular faith or denomination or not.

We care for:

  • Patients
  • Relatives/visitors
  • Staff

Your own religious representative is welcome to visit you during you stay, please contact the chaplains if you have any queries or special requirements.

Location of the chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy is located in Car Park B, along from the Restaurant. It consists of the Chapel, the Chaplain’s Office and the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is divided into a multi-faith area (with artefacts for prayer) and a relatives’ rest area. The facility is usually open between 8am and 8pm.
If you need access at other times, please contact the switchboard.
We endeavour to provide a full 24/7 emergency service, and are contactable via the switchboard.

For non urgent matters, you can email or leave a message.
Telephone: Ext. 4121, or 01480 364121 if outside the hospital .


A midweek service of Holy Communion is held on Thursdays at 10.00am. For Holy days and special occasions, please see the chapel notice board for details. The Christian Sacraments of communion or anointing of the sick at the bedside are available on request.


If you would specifically like to see a chaplain, please call ext 4121, (01480 364121 - if outside the hospital) and leave a message on the answer phone or email

Alternatively you can fill in request slip from the chaplaincy leaflet on the ward or in the chaplaincy.

We endeavour to provide a full on call service, please contact switchboard (01480 830541) if you need to contact a chaplain urgently or in an emergency.

The Chaplaincy Team

Chaplain Rev’d. Eddie Turner

Eddie Stone

Eddie leads the Chaplaincy Team.

Together they also provide out of hours and holiday cover

Roman Catholic Chaplain: Father Karol Porczak

Father Karol Porczak


Father Karol is the part-time Roman Catholic Chaplain and parish priest at Sacred Heart Church in St Ives. He normally visits on Tuesdays but can be contacted at other times via switchboard.

Assistant Chaplain: Dr. Peter Andrews

Dr. Peter Andrews


Peter is a Roman Catholic but works ecumenically in the Trust. He is joint-chair of the Patient Experience Panel in the Hospital.



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