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Blacktown & Mount Druitt Hospitals

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care recognises that admission to hospital is often a crisis experience and offers you support and an opportunity to explore your emotional and spiritual concerns.

We believe that a supportive presence for the patient and their families in times of uncertainty and difficulty encourages their own spirituality to assist them in their crisis. Therefore, our aim is to encourage patients, their relatives and friends and staff to express their spiritual and emotional needs, while respecting the dignity, values, and beliefs of each person.

The care we offer is respectful of the unique integrity of each person and their personal, religious or philosophical beliefs.

Members of the Pastoral Care Team are available to listen to you and be with you.

Pastoral Care workers maintain a strict code of confidentiality in relation to information regarding patients and staff.

“We Listen, We Care”

Contact Information

Blacktown Hospital

Telephone:
 
Pastoral Care Co-ordinator: 
9881 8193 
Catholic Chaplaincy Team: 
9881 8201
Pastoral Care Volunteers: 
9881 8201
Fax: 9881 8598
Location:
Main Entrance, Blacktown Hospital, Opposite Security
Postal address:
 PO Box 972, Seven Hills  NSW  2147 
E-mail:  Jeannie.Smith@health.nsw.gov.au 
Hours of Service:   Monday – Friday 0815 – 1645
After hours contact through hospital switchboard


Mount Druitt Hospital

Telephone:
 
Pastoral Care Officer: 9881 1599 
Pastoral Care Volunteers: 9881 1838
Priest Chaplain: 9881 1538
Fax: 9881 1538
Location:
Level 1, East end of the building
Postal address:
75 Railway Street, Mount Druitt NSW 2770
E-mail:  Jean.Meers@health.nsw.gov.au
Hours of Service for Jean:  Tues - Wed  08:30am – 16.30pm
Thurs 08:30am – 12.30pm
After hours contact through hospital switchboard
Hours of Service for Catholic Priest:
Tues - Friday 09.00am - 17.00pm
Sat 09.00am - 12.00pm
After hours contact through hospital switchboard

Faith Traditions and Denominations

Representatives from the following faith traditions and denominations are available to visit and may be contacted through the Pastoral Care staff or the hospital switchboard:

  • Anglican
  • Baha'i
  • Baptist
  • Buddhist
  • Churches of Christ
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
  • Coptic Orthodox
  • Greek Orthodox
  • Hindu
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jewish Progressive
  • Jewish Orthodox
  • Lutheran
  • Muslim
  • Pentecostal
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Salvation Army
  • Serbian Orthodox
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Sikh
  • Uniting Church

Blacktown Hospital Campus Chapel

The Chapel is located on Level 3 near the front doors, opposite security.

Regular services are conducted in the Chapel which is open from 7am to 9pm for prayer and reflection.

Please ask Pastoral Care workers about service and Mass times.

Mount Druitt Hospital Campus Chapel

The Chapel is located on Level One, East end of the building. The Chapel is open from 8am to 9pm for prayer and reflection.

Regular services are conducted in the Chapel and televised to the main wards (excepting the Palliative Care Unit) each at Monday 6pm and Sunday at 11:15am

A Catholic Mass is celebrated each Wednesday at 11:15am and every 7th Sunday.