Working to provide spiritual, pastoral, religious care as an integral part of a modern healthcare.
Hospital Chaplains provide spiritual care to the hospital community. They take their place alongside the multi-disciplinary team which seeks to provide holistic care for patients and those close to them.
Spiritual care is that care which recognises and responds to the needs of the human spirit when faced with trauma, ill health or sadness and can include the need for meaning, for self worth, to express oneself, for faith support, perhaps for rites or prayer or sacrament, or simply for a sensitive listener.
The service we offer is confidential and non-judgemental and is available to everyone. We work in a multi-faith context, but its not just about religion, because even people of no religion, atheists and agnostics sometimes need a listening ear, and Chaplains will make time to visit.
Rev Jason Tugwell (Chaplaincy Manager)
Father Peter Davies
Rev Caroline John.
Rev Christine Powell
Rev Rachel Lewis
Rev Catherine Brobbey
Father David Prichard.
Chaplains are supported by our Team of about 30 Lay Volunteers. These are people who help with ward visiting
Telephone: 02921 843230
The Cardiff and Vale Chaplaincy Team provides care to the following hospitals:
There is worship space in most of these hospitals.
We have a Sunday Service at 2.30pm in The Sanctuary at UHW. Please see The Sanctuary notice board for details. UHL daily Mass is at 2pm in the Chapel in Llandough, and on Wednesday at UHW at 10am.
There is a Chaplain on duty every Sunday, and short bedside services can be arranged for any patient who wishes to share in a service. For patients who are mobile and can make it to the Sanctuary (Chapel) by themselves, prayer and communion services can be arranged in the Sanctuary instead of at the bedside. The chapels and prayer rooms are open 24/7 for anyone to visit and spend time.
For Muslim staff and visitors, Friday congregational prayer takes place in the Muslim worship areas at UHW and UHL.