Speaking up to a chaplain

Speak up to chaplaincy

Our chaplains provide an inclusive service for people of all faiths, and beliefs, recognising each person as an individual and respecting their values, age, gender, disability, cultural, and sexual orientation. The chaplains support staff with a confidential listening ear and provide:

  • pastoral, cultural, faith, belief, and spiritual support
  • a confidential, non-judgmental ‘listening ear’
  • a resource of advice and support to meet specific faith and belief requests when required
  • an educational resource to staff in a variety of areas
  • a 24-hour, 365-day urgent response to support patients and staff

There is normally a chaplain around during the day between 8am and 4pm. However, if you would like to speak to us at any time of the day or night, there is usually a chaplain on call 24 hours who you can contact via the appropriate switchboard. Alternatively, your clinical team can also help you get in touch with us.

Get in touch with a chaplain:

24/7 – call the switchboard and ask to speak to the on-call chaplain

Colchester: 01206 747 474 (including for Clacton and Harwich hospitals)
Ipswich: 01473 712 233 (including for Aldeburgh and Felixstowe hospitals and Bluebird Lodge)

Email the chaplaincy team

Visit the Who’s Who > A-Z department and teams > Chaplaincy and Spiritual Services page on the intranet. (Opens in a new window)

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