Pastoral Care is a significant part of what the Chaplains do i.e. there is a willingness to sit with you, either in the delights or the demands of your life. In doing so there may be the opportunity for the Chaplain to offer a spiritual perspective and traditional resources to support this pastoral ministry.
The Chaplains are offering relationship – a willingness to ‘see’ the things you ‘see’.
Hence, our Hospital Chaplains are likely to:
Invite a conversation, initiated by what's happening to you
Encourage you to share your needs
Better understand your needs and support you in them through caring, listening and clarifying
Perhaps use some of the traditional resources (e.g. prayer)
Chapel / Sacred Space
The Memorial Hospital provides a Chapel open to all. Ashford Hospital and Flinders Private Hospital have each set aside a ‘Sacred Space’.
In addition to the ACHA Chaplains, each site also has a number of accredited chaplains and pastoral care volunteers.
Clinical Pastoral Education
Ashford Hospital is an accredited centre for training in Clinical Pastoral Education. Contact Rev Dr Peter Ryan for more information.
Ashford Hospital, Flinders Private Hospital and The Memorial Hospital each have a dedicated Chaplain, who offers both chaplaincy and pastoral support.
Rev Dr Peter Ryan
Phone (08) 8375 5222.
Flinders Private Hospital
Ms Liz Dyson
Phone (08) 8275 3333
The Memorial Hospital
Mrs Jeanette Lennon
Phone (08) 8366 3800
You can make contact with our Chaplains by ringing the switchboard at each hospital