• Pastoral Care includes spiritual, emotional and religious care for all people within the hospital community. Pastoral Care recognises that all people attempt to make meaning of their experience - the spiritual dimension of life. This dimension finds expression through religious affiliation or connections with other communities. Pastoral care is provided by professionals who offer respectful and compassionate listening; opportunities for people to tell their stories, hopes and fears; resources to promote inner strength; and rituals to mark significant life events. Pastoral Care is actively involved in the bereavement care offered within the hospital. The pastoral care department at Mercy Hospital for Women (MHW) offers Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) programmes within the Mercy CPE Centre. In conjunction with MHW, Werribee Mercy Hospital accepts CPE participants for placement.

  • At Mercy Health Albury, care is offered through prayer, a listening presence, giving support and being aware of the patient's need at times of settling in, palliation or bereavement. Patients are visited routinely or by referral to assess and to respond appropriately to spiritual, religious or emotional needs. 

  • Inpatient services

  • Patients are visited routinely or by referral to assess and to respond appropriately to spiritual, religious or emotional needs. Rituals are conducted when requested. Arrangements can be made for visits by denominational Christian chaplains or appropriate faith representatives. Pastoral Care staff work closely with multi-disciplinary staff to provide holistic care to all people.

    Outpatient services

  • Pastoral Care is available within the Outpatients Department and through referral by patient request, a General Practitioner or hospital staff.


    Mercy Hospital for Women
    Department Head
    Ms Mary Klasen - Pastoral Care Director
    Telephone: 8458 4689
    Facsimile: 8485 4818
    E-mail: mklasen@mercy.com.au

    Hours of service
    Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
    Sunday mornings and public holidays - on-call and will come into hospital when requested to do so.

    Contact details
    Pastoral Care staff
    Telephone: 8458 4688
    E-mail: pastoralcare@mercy.com.au

    Werribee Mercy Hospital
    Department Head
    Sr Trudy Keur rsm - Pastoral Care Coordinator
    Telephone: 8754 3071
    Facsimile: 8754 3212
    E-mail: tkeur@mercy.com.au

    Hours of service
    Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm

    Contact details
    Pastoral Care staff
    Telephone: 8754 3073 
     E-mail: pastoralcare@mercy.com.au

 

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