Spiritual Care Support is available for all patients, carers, loved ones, friends, visitors and staff. If you are a patient our aim is to help you make the nest possible progress.
Sometimes just having someone to talk to can help you feel better.
The spiritual care team is led by our full time Spiritual Care Lead who works across all of NHS Dumfries and Galloway. The trained and supervised volunteers care for and are able to support everyone, whatever your faith / religious beliefs / philosophy or none. The spiritual care offered is not necessarily religious but it is private and confidential. Being in hospital can be an anxious time, not just for patients, but also for your loved ones and friends.
How can we support you?
With your consent or at your request we can offer to:
There is a Sanctuary / Quiet Room / Foot and Hand washing facility in DGRI
The Community and Cottage hospitals have a Family / Quiet Room
How do I receive spiritual care support?
You may sometimes see us in the wards. Ask a member of staff or contact DGRI Switchboard on 01387 246246 who will ask a member of the spiritual care team to respond to your or a loved one’s request. The Spiritual Care Lead works Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm. There is no on-call service.
Come and find the quiet centre
in the crowded life we lead,
find the room for hope to enter,
find the space where we are freed:
clear the chaos and the clutter,
clear our eyes that we can see
all the things that really matter,
be at peace and simply be.
Shirley Erena Murray (b.1931)