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Pastoral care

Coming to hospital is a different experience for everyone, and it may lead to feelings of isolation, uncertainty and vulnerability. To help with these feelings, you may find it helpful to speak with someone from Pastoral Services.

Pastoral Practitioners are employed by St Vincent’s Griffith to offer spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families. They are sensitive to all religious, non-religious and cultural traditions.

Pastoral services

Communion, the Sacrament of the Sick and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are available at your bedside. If desired, please ask the Pastoral Practitioners on your floor to arrange these sacraments for you.

Please contact your Pastoral Practitioner if you would like a visit by a chaplain or representative from your own denomination.


The hospital chapel is located behind the main administration area adjacent to the quiet reflection garden.