Spiritual support is an important aspect of the person-centered care we offer at Primrose Hospice. The Chaplaincy team are here to give support whatever a person’s background and beliefs. In healthcare today we understand ‘spiritual’ to mean those things which give our lives a sense of value, meaning, purpose and belonging.
Facing a life-limiting illness can be very disorientating. People may struggle to come to terms with how things will change – for themselves, their family and friends. Conversations often take place at Primrose in which staff and volunteers listen with sensitivity to these kind of concerns.
The Chaplaincy team is led by Keith Judson who joined the hospice in October 2014, after nearly eight years in regional Baptist ministry. His work includes spending time with patients and family members, home and hospital visits, as well as leading acts of shared reflection and remembrance. Chaplaincy volunteers work with Keith – particularly in the short times of prayer and reflection held each day and open to anyone.
The Octagon is our spiritual space/ chapel/ quiet room and is available for everyone to use. Many people have found it to be a place of peace. It is available for personal use as well as daily prayers and some therapy sessions. The Octagon can also be a focal point for special occasions and times of remembrance in the life of Primrose Hospice.