Chaplaincy and spiritual services

The Hospital cares for the whole person, not merely their physical condition. For many people, emotional and spiritual issues surface whilst they are in hospital. As such, you do not have to be a churchgoer or have any religious affiliation to receive Pastoral or Spiritual support.

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Services are available 24 hours a day to offer compassionate, professional and Spiritual ministry to all patients, family, (and/or support persons).

Chaplains and Pastoral Assistants provide support through Pastoral Care, Pastoral Counselling, Worship and Sacraments.

The Hospital Chapel / Quiet Space located on the Ground Floor, E Block), is open 24/7 and schedules regular Christian Services. Regular Catholic Mass' take place Sundays 11am, and Wednesdays and Fridays 12.10pm.

The Muslim Prayer Hall is open 24/7 and is situated on the First Floor, E Block next to the Library.

Chaplains are pleased to assist if a patient requires a leader of a different denomination or faith. Assuring that the patient and family have ongoing support from church and community following discharge is part of the Chaplains' ministry of referral.

For emergencies, call switchboard who will contact a Chaplain.


Regular Contact Information   Phone
Administrative Assistant Franceska Kumarage 6457 3425
Head of Department Rev Dr Dianne Bertolino 6457 2419
Ecumenical Staff Chaplains Rev Dr Dianne Bertolino 6457 2419
Rev Christine Duke 6457 3196
Mrs Rita Paglia (Mon, Tues & Fri) 6457 1785
Anglican/Ecumenical Staff Chaplains Rev Roger Kay 6457 2946
Catholic Chaplains Fr Thomas Mankuthel (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun) 6457 3025
Fr Peter Porteous (Thurs) 6457 3025
Last Updated: 01/10/2021