The Trust recently welcomed the Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, to Rotherham Hospital to visit the Chaplaincy team and have a tour of the chapel.
Chaplains at the Trust offer spiritual and religious care to patients, their carers, visitors and staff at the hospital, other Trust premises such as BreathingSpace, and Rotherham Hospice. They offer a confidential safe place in which people can express their feelings and begin to work through the effect that a current illness or life crisis is having on them and others. Spiritual care is available to those of all faiths or those with no faith beliefs.
Diane Simpson, Therapy Services Clinical Director and Rev Joan Ashton, Coordinator of Chaplaincy Service, spoke in depth with the Bishop about the importance and nature of work undertaken by the Trust’s Chaplaincy service.
Diane Simpson said: "Visits such as these really highlight locally the important impact that the Chaplaincy’s role has on supporting people during difficult periods and we welcomed the Bishop’s warming remarks."