Education and Awareness campaigns aimed at helping reduce the stigma of mental illness were made possible with a $10,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. As well, Adult Mental Health has received some new electronics through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant. The flat screen TV, DVD/VCR player and Nintendo Wii are helping improve patients’ moods, lessen their anxiety and support their relaxation.
The Department of Spiritual and Religious Care welcomes spiritual leaders of all faiths to visit patients. The Spiritual Care team provides service that is sensitive to, and respectful of, the diverse expression of spirituality and religion in our culture. We serve individuals from all faiths and those with no faith tradition.
Our Multi-Faith Spiritual Centre, located on the 2nd floor, is open 24 hours per day for patient and family use. The Spiritual Centre houses resources for Multi-Faith worship and is also equipped to accommodate rituals such as Smudging and Pipe Ceremonies.
A Sacred Bundle is available upon request. Individuals can request assistance for these services from the staff Chaplains or are welcome to use the Spiritual Centre at their convenience. Signs are available for anyone needing short-term privacy.
You may request a visit by notifying your nurse or calling 684-6235.
For emergencies, please ask your nurse to page a member of the Spiritual Care team.