Chapel and pastoral care
Pastoral, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy
Listening, caring, being with
Pastoral Care also known as Spiritual Care provides someone who can listen, and offers companionship and support to patients, their family members and friends, and to staff. Our care is focused on listening in such a way that allows each person to explore and express their hopes and concerns, whilst drawing on their own spiritual and personal resources. Pastoral and Spiritual Care responds as appropriate to multi-cultural needs.
Pastoral care engages with people as they work though issues such as:
personal concerns or celebrations
the experience of illness
relationships, including family concerns
dealing with change, loss and grief
spirituality and life's meaning
By participating in your care we aim to:
listen generously without judgement
be sensitive to particular cultural, religious or spiritual needs
respond to and make referrals
Pastoral Care Staff
Pastoral Care workers offer support to all patients, family members and staff
Visiting Ministers and Chaplains support people within a specific faith tradition
'On Call' Clergy and Chaplains are available from most faith traditions for people seeking support from someone
of their tradition.
A Sacred Space or Chapel is available at each site. These are a shared space where all faiths and understandings of
spirituality are respected. They provide a place for anyone who would like to take time out to reflect, pray or simply be still.
Monash Health CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Centre
Monash Health conducts units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Casey Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. CPE is strongly recommended for those seeking employment in Pastoral Care in health care settings.
For further information regarding CPE programs at Casey Hospital contact Ian Breguet and for CPE programs at Monash Medical Centre, Emil Neven.
Pastoral Care Coordinator: Ian Breguet
Address: Casey Hospital, Kangan Drive, Berwick, 3806
Phone: 8768 1583
Pastoral Care Coordinator: Ray Higgs
Address: Dandenong Hospital, 135 David St, Dandenong, 3175
Phone: 9554 8330
Pastoral Care Coordinator: Maria Westbrook
Address: Kingston Centre, 400 Warrigal Rd, Cheltenham, 3192
Phone: 9265 1812
Monash Medical Centre
Pastoral Care Coordinator: Emil Neven
Address: 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, 3168
Phone: 9594 2332