Meet the chaplaincy team

 
Allison Cline-Dean
Allison Cline-Dean

Mrs. Allison Cline-Dean: Lead Chaplain

Based out of Colchester General Hospital. Also working across Ipswich Hospital, Bluebird Lodge, Aldeburgh Hospital, Clacton Hospital, Harwich Hospital, Essex County and Felixstowe Hospital.

When did you start working at the trust? 2016

 What do you cover? All wards.

Speciality:  Dementia

Where else have you worked?

  • Mid-Essex Hospital NHS Trust, Chelmsford
  • Pioneer Manor Long Term Care Facility, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Laurentian & Memorial Hospital sites, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Where did you do your training: My chaplaincy training was at Laurentian Hospital, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (two units of Clinical Pastoral Education).  My theological and chaplaincy studies were taken at St. Jerome’s University, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, St. Michael’s College, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales

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Hilary Platts
Hilary Platts

The Reverend Hilary Platts (Church of England) Trust Chaplain,

Based out of Colchester General Hospital. Also working across Colchester Hospital, Bluebird Lodge, Aldeburgh Hospital, Clacton Hospital, Harwich Hospital, Essex County and Felixstowe Hospital.

I have worked as part of the Trust for nearly 10 years, prior to which I worked in the Chaplaincies of a couple of hospitals in Birmingham.

As part of the Chaplaincy Team here I cover all wards and conditions offering appropriate support and care as requested.   I was ordained 30 years ago and also have a background in nursing, having trained at Addenbrookes Hospital.

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The Reverend Celia Cook

Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy

Based out of Ipswich Hospital however, I also work across Colchester Hospital, Bluebird Lodge, Aldeburgh Hospital, Clacton Hospital, Harwich Hospital, and Felixstowe Hospital

Since November 2018

Prior to which I was a parish priest in Suffolk and Essex and a volunteer chaplain at the East Anglia Children’s Hospice in Ipswich. My theological training was through the Eastern Region Ministry Course.

I trained as an Occupational Therapist in 1992 and have worked in hospitals, social services, schools and psychiatric units.

As part of the Chaplaincy Team I am available to patients, relatives, staff and visitors offering support and care to anyone in need.

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Reverend Keith Ponsford

Chaplaincy

Based at Colchester Hospital, I also work across Ipswich Hospital, Bluebird Lodge, Aldeburgh Hospital, Clacton Hospital, Harwich Hospital, Felixstowe Hospital.

I Started in December 2018 my first full time Healthcare chaplaincy role. Prior to this I have spent 30 years leading 5 different churches in various parts of the country including Sunderland and Guernsey as an ordained Elim minister.

Whilst leading Hope Baptist Church in Plymouth I also volunteered at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital, and undertook training with Peninsula Initiative Community Chaplaincy providing holistic support for people in prison and then through the gate upon release, and during those first critical days, weeks and months.

I have a great interest in supporting the Palliative Care Team and their patients.

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