Chaplains offer emotional and spiritual care and support for you and your relatives. If you would like someone to sit with you or pray with you, or if you would like the sacraments or a scripture reading, ask your nurse to contact a chaplain. Or, you can leave a request for the chaplains in the door to the Chaplains Department.
Full and part time chaplains based in the hospital represent the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian and Uniting churches. There are also Chaplains and pastoral carers who visit on a weekly basis from the faith traditions of Buddhism, Greek Orthodox, Hindu, Jehovah’s Witness and Islam.
If you would like to see a chaplain of another denomination or faith, or a chaplain who speaks a community language, please ask the Pastoral Care staff and we will do our best to organise it.
Telephone: (02) 8890 5083
Address: Level 2, Westmead Hospital, opposite Patient Flow Office, near food court area and AB lifts and next to the Chapel
Hours: Chaplains are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week
Hospital Chapel & Islamic Prayer Area
The Chapel or quiet area is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is located on Level 2 opposite the Patient Flow office near the food court area and the AB lifts. You can also access a balcony to the chapel on level 3 adjacent to the ward A3C.
There is an Islamic prayer area on level 3, near the CD lifts, where prayers are offered 5 times a day.
Worship & Prayer Services
A non-denominational Christian worship service is conducted in the chapel each Sunday at 10.00am.
Mass is celebrated each Sunday at 11.15am
A non-denominational prayer service is conducted 8.45am - 9.00am and 12pm-12:15pm, Monday to Friday (except in January).
There is a prayer book located at the back of the chapel that anyone from the Westmead Hospital Community – patients, families, visitors and staff -- may write in and these prayers are said within the weekday and Sunday Christian services.
Islamic prayers are offered in the chapel on Fridays from 12:45pm with occasional variances.
You can watch most of the chapel services on the hospital television network on channel 33, free of charge, or listen to the hospital radio.
The Sacrament of the Eucharist (Holy Communion) is brought to Catholic patients every Sunday from 9.00am. If you would like this, ask your relatives or staff member to contact the chaplains before 8.30am on Sunday, or leave a request form at the chaplain’s department, which is located behind the chapel.