Firstly, Chaplaincy has now been withdrawn at all the smaller ‘cottage’ hospitals. Please pray for a meeting between Bishop Trevor and the Hospital Trust which aims to restore this vital work with proper terms and conditions, training and support.
Secondly, it is now almost impossible for clergy to visit a patient at the larger hospitals unless they know the date of birth and address of that patient. Without this, details of which ward they are on will not be given... So please be prepared with this information when requesting visits!
Kent Community Health NHS Trust withdrawal of funding for Spiritual care within the coastal Community hospitals at Sheppey, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Whit & Tank, Herne Bay and Deal. The withdrawal of funding is effective from 28th July 2016