The chaplaincy at SASH
Coming to hospital can cause many different emotions in patients, relatives, carers and friends. You may want to talk to one of our chaplains or volunteer ward visitors in confidence.
The Chaplaincy team offers spiritual, religious or pastoral support to people of all faiths and beliefs, religious and non-religious.
You do not have to think of yourself as ‘religious’ to make use of our service.
Some people may value the opportunity to talk to someone about what is happening to them and how they feel about the changes they may be facing.
You can talk to chaplains from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. We can also call community faith leaders representing the major world religions and the Humanist Association to support you. The chaplains are assisted by a group of volunteer ward visitors.
Peace and quiet
In busy hospitals you may need a space where you can reflect in peace and quiet. These spaces are open every day:
- East Surrey Hospital (by the East Entrance): open 24 hours.
- Horsham Hospital (along the Molly Andrews Way): open 24 hours.
- Crawley Hospital (near the Dining Room ): open daytime
Services in the chapel at East Surrey
|Day of the week||Service||Time|
|Muslim Juma’h prayers||1.15pm|
For all other services, including Mass (held on the Holy Days of Obligation), please see the chapel noticeboard or contact the chaplaincy office.
If you cannot get to a service, we can come and visit you on a ward. Please ask a member of staff to contact us for you.
Religious scriptures, books and prayer items are available in our multi-faith quiet room/ chapel.
Muslim Juma’h prayers every Friday, 1pm, in the chapel.
Becoming a chaplaincy volunteer
Chaplaincy volunteers come from a variety of local faith and belief organisations. After training, they visit patients with their consent. Their role is to work with the chaplains and to listen and respond sensitively to patients’ needs, and this may mean supporting someone from a very different background. It is strictly forbidden for a chaplaincy volunteer to promote their own beliefs or philosophy, or distribute literature.
To find out more, contact the chaplains on 01737 768 511 x 6120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, go to the volunteering page.
How to contact us
- From inside the hospital, please call us on extension
East Surrey Hospital: x6120
Crawley Hospital: x3141
Horsham Hospital: x7226
- From outside the hospital, please call us
East Surrey Hospital: 01737 768 511 x6120
Crawley Hospital: 01293 600 300 x3141
Horsham Hospital: 01403 227 000 x7226
If your call is not urgent, you can leave a message on our answer machine. Or you can email us at email@example.com
To reach the chaplains urgently out-of-hours, please contact the switchboard and ask them to page the on-call chaplain for the faith or belief you need
|Event||Day and date||Time|
|Trust Time to Remember (adult)||Cancelled|
|Babies and children memorial service||Cancelled|
We have chaplains on call. In an emergency, nursing staff will contact them through the switchboard on 01737 768 511.