For anyone, being in a Hospice or having a loved one in a Hospice can throw up a range of complex emotions.
Our Chaplains will provide time and support to help you process these experiences in a non-judgmental and caring space. Our Chaplains are specialists in listening attentively. This can be hugely beneficial when you or your loved one are facing illness and uncertainty.
Care for the ‘human spirit’ is so important. It helps us to reflect on our relationship with ourselves, other people and the world around us. You may wish to speak to a Chaplain to help you reflect on your situation and find impartial support beyond your own networks.
People of all worldviews, including those who belong to a particular religious faith, respond as individuals to illness. Sometimes your deeply held beliefs can be a help to you in crisis and at other times they could be a source of difficulty.
Our Chaplaincy team will support you and respond to your needs rather than sharing our own faith or beliefs. If you would like prayers or to read a text which fits with your own worldview, our Chaplaincy team can provide support. If you are from a specific faith community or would like to connect with a belief group, then we can arrange this with local faith and belief contacts who work alongside our team.
Sometimes it can be helpful to find somewhere peaceful where we can pray or quietly contemplate what is happening in our lives. If you would like a quiet place to sit or to pray please ask a member of staff.
Our service is provided for patients at Willen Hospice through an agreement with the Milton Keynes University Hospital Chaplaincy Service.
We are based at the Hospice and at Milton Keynes University Hospital. We welcome you to contact us and arrange to see us. You can contact our spiritual care service by speaking to a member of staff, phoning the hospital chaplaincy office on 01908 996061 (or via the hospital switchboard in an emergency on 01908 660033), or by email email@example.com