Being in hospital can be a worrying and unsettling experience.
A team of trained and accredited hospital chaplains and volunteers are supported by SASH in offering spiritual care and emotional support for patients, carers, relatives and staff.
Many people, whether or not they are religious, value the opportunity of talking through their experience of being in hospital and changes they are facing.
The chaplains and volunteers work together across SASH to offer their service impartially and in confidence, based on a philosophy of respect for all.
Each hospital provides a chapel (by the East Entrance at East Surrey Hospital, near the Dining Room at Crawley Hospital, and along the Molly Andrews Way at Horsham Hospital).
Provision is made for Muslim and Christian worship and details of service times are displayed on the chapel notice boards. The chapels are open 24 hours a day, with the exception of Crawley Hospital chapel which is opened on request by the porters. People of any faith or none are welcome to use the chapels for quiet reflection.
Contacting the chaplain
A chaplain is available during office hours in the day, and at East Surrey and Crawley Hospitals for emergencies at weekends and overnight.