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Monday 18th of December 2017

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Freeman Hospital and RVI

Photo: The Freeman Hospital

Fr Andrew Shaw has the pastoral care of the patients in the Freeman and the RVI as well as patients in the Marie Curie Hospice.

When you are admitted to hospital you are asked your religious denomination. This may lead you to think that the Chaplain will be informed. However, due to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, this information cannot be passed on to us.

There are a number of ways you can contact the hospital Chaplain:

  • Ask the Ward Sister to page the Roman Catholic Chaplain to arrange a visit
  • Ring St Andrew's on 0191-2321892 and leave a message
  • Inform us before you go into hospital
  • Get a relative, friend or neighbour to inform us
  • If you wish to see the Chaplain urgently, do not leave a message on the answer machine, ask the Ward Sister to page the Roman Catholic Chaplain

‘Care of The Elderly’ in Newcastle General Hospital has its own Chaplain, Sister Teresa, and you can contact her by phoning 0191-2336161 and asking for extension 28465.

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