Spiritual Care

Chaplain leading hymn sing


Through our Spiritual and Religious Care program we offer non-judgmental, empathetic care with the goal of helping our patients and families discover and deepen their own spirituality. You don't have to belong to a specific religion to benefit - our Chaplains respect the dignity, culture, beliefs, practices and spiritual needs of each person they meet with.

Site Chaplains are also a resource to help connect patients with community clergy, provide support to church-affiliated volunteers who visit within the hospital, and help to organize activities to meet our patients' needs.

Our patients tell us that visiting with the Chaplains and taking part in activities like hymn sings helped their healing process by reducing their anxiety, fear and stress.

Contact

To reach one of our staff Chaplains, please ask a member of your care team or call 905-576-8711 ext. 1288. After hours, please call 905-576-8711 and ask to be put through to the on-call Chaplain.

Directions

Chaplain with patient

Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering Chaplain's office

The chapel at Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering is located on the first floor of the East wing, nearby the cardiac diagnostics unit. Multi-faith religious books are available in the chapel cupboard.

Worship services are held:

  • The second Tuesday of each month on the 3 West unit at 11 a.m.
  • The fourth Wednesday of each month on the 3 East unit at 11 a.m.

To speak to a chaplain, arrange a visit by a religious representative from your faith, or for any other spiritual support from any faith, call 905-683-2320 ext. 2510 or ask your nurse to call for you.

Lakeridge Health Oshawa Sacred Space

The Oshawa sacred space is located on the second floor, A-wing.

From the main lobby, take the escalators up to the second floor. Pass straight through the doorways and turn right to travel a few meters down the hallway. The Chaplains' offices and Sacred Space will be on your left across from Day Surgery. Alternatively, you can take the F-Wing elevators from the main lobby. Get off at the second floor and turn to your right.

Lakeridge Health Bowmanville Sacred Space

The Bowmanville Sacred Space is located on the first floor, north wing.

From the main lobby, pass through the double doors and turn left.  Follow the main hallway through the grey door past the Emergency Room.  Turn right and you will see a double set of elevators on your left. Take the elevators to the first floor.

Lakeridge Health Whitby Chaplain's Office

The Whitby Chaplain's Office is located on the third floor.

From the main lobby, pass through the double doors and turn left. Follow the main hallway through the grey door past the Emergency Room. Turn right and you will see a double set of elevators on your left. Take these B Elevators up to the first floor. Exit the elevators and turn left.  Follow the hallway until you see the Sacred Space on your right. Note: the Chaplain's office is on the main level, behind the Hospitality desk area.

Take the elevators to the third floor. Exit the elevator and turn left, then left again. The Chaplain's office will be on your right.

Lakeridge Health Port Perry

While there is not a dedicated space, a Chaplain is available by asking a member of your care team or calling 905-576-8711 ext. 1288.

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