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A chaplain is available at all times to support patients, families and staff.
Chaplaincy assistants (volunteers) are trained to help our chaplains in their work.
To contact a chaplain:
Ask Enquiries, a Hospital Host, or ward/clinic reception staff to page a chaplain for you.
Or phone (07) 839 8899 and ask for the Duty Chaplain.
Our chaplaincy team consists of:
Meade Clinical Centre level 1 main corridor (Near Menzies entrance)
Our Kaitiaki Frontline Service offers cultural support for Māori and their whānau in hospital.
The service is available at Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti, and Taumarunui hospitals; the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre, and Older Persons and Rehabilitation wards.
Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre
Or ask at ward reception.
Whaia te ara poutama hei
whakarewa oranga hinengaro
o ngai Tāua.
Whanake ake, whanake ake.
Pursue the successful pathway to
healing that uplifts and enhances
the wellbeing of all.
These are trained volunteers who can help with:
Hospital Hosts have desks in three locations:
Hours: 8.30am - 4pm
St John FEDS support the work of our staff in the Emergency Department by providing assistance and reassurance to patients. They offer a listening ear and practical help with tasks like phone calls, ensuring people are warm and comfortable, and being a valuable link to staff.
Social workers assist with any social problem(s) that will impact upon the ongoing care or discharge planning of a client.
This could involve information, support, assistance and coordination around emotional and practical issues, legal issues, family and relationship issues, social circumstances, family violence issues, and discharge planning.
Please ask the ward staff to contact a social worker if you need this type of advice or support.