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Spiritual Care Services

A stay in hospital can bring many challenges for whatever reason. We the Spiritual Care Services team at Sydney Adventist Hospital are dedicated to caring for you and those around you as you face these challenges. Our chaplains are professionally trained and are members of hospital staff. Trained Spiritual Care Volunteers are also part of our team.

We are available 24/7:

  • To support all patients, visitors, staff and volunteers
  • To listen with empathy to the things that are important to you
  • To assist you in seeking inner peace and strength
  • To offer grief, crisis and bereavement support
  • To pray, at your request
  • To assist you in contacting representatives from your faith tradition
  • To offer access to books and resources from our library

2nd Chaplaincy Symposium: “Resilience” - July 25 to 27, 2019

Chaplaincy SymposiumChaplains in Healthcare, Aged Care, Correctional Services and corporate chaplains are invited to attend our 2nd annual Chaplaincy Symposium. Download our program for more information on the speakers and topics at the symposium.

Dates & Times:

  • Day 1: Thursday 25 July, 8am - 5pm
  • Day 2: Friday 26 July, 8am - 8pm
  • Day 3: Saturday 27 July, 8am - 5pm

Conference Fees and Booking Links:

NB: Symposium delegates can attend the full three day program or two day program

Hospital Chapel

Our chapel is open 24 hours daily for quiet reflection. It is located on Level 4 of the Clifford Tower.

A prayer service is conducted in the chapel 8:15 – 8:30am Monday to Friday. All are welcome. You are also invited to put a prayer request in the box outside the chapel. These requests are prayed for daily by our Spiritual Care Services team.

First Friday Service at the San Chapel'First Friday' - Open invitation to all

Everyone is welcome at the First Friday service at the San Chapel – a monthly opportunity to share and be inspired by stories of healing and restoration.

A new hospital initiative encouraged by Adventist HealthCare Director of Mission and Culture Dr Branimir Schubert, these up-to-an-hour long events aim to reaffirm the Hospital Mission of Christianity in Action and how we follow Christ’s example of health and healing.

Commencing at 6.45 for 7pm start on the first Friday of each month, with light refreshments after the occasion.

For any enquiries please contact comrel@sah.org.au.

In-room TV Services

A Christian channel is available for viewing in every patient room.

Spiritual Care Training

Target Audience: This practical and insightful training is for those seeking to become better equipped in the local or faith community, and is the gateway to join the Spiritual Care Volunteer team at Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dates: 25th-28 June 2019
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Sydney Adventist Hospital (exact location TBA)
Course Content:
Spiritual Care training is for those seeking to develop, increase or refresh their skills. This is for individuals desiring to explore being involved directly with people in crisis either at Sydney Adventist Hospital or other contexts.

The training program is based on a course developed by Spiritual Health Victoria for those wishing to engage in volunteer spiritual care in a hospital or clinical setting.

The training will cover a range of topics including:

  1. Introduction to spiritual care – why are we here
  2. Guidelines for facilitating prayer/worship/reflection sessions
  3. Our stories, our journeys, our spirituality
  4. The caring relationship: presence, difference and listening skills
  5. Spiritual health and spiritual care in practice
  6. Other topics determined by trainer

Click here to download our flyer

Course Fee: Course Fee: $300 inc. GST AHCL Staff / Volunteers / Students: $180 inc. GST

Click here to download the application form (Applications close 10 June 2019)

Please contact Spiritual Care Services on 02 9487 9289 or via email at spiritualcare@sah.org.au for further information


Phone (24hr Chaplain): 02 9487 9289
Email: spiritualcare@sah.org.au

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