Community Relations Week – International Day of Peace

As part of Community Relations week, Thursday 21st September was International Day of Peace. The chaplains at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, had a drop-in for staff to meet members of the wider chaplaincy team, including some of our other Faith/Belief volunteers.  Photo 1 - Ruth Yeo (Humanist/Non-religious pastoral support...

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ERICH Launch – Leuven, Belgium

On the 6/7th June 2017, members of the NIHCA travelled to the beautiful historic city of Leuven just a short distance from Brussles to attend the launch of the European Research Institute for Chaplaincy in Healthcare (ERICH).  The launch ran over two days.  On day one the agenda included: The...

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September Training – Dromantine Retreat Centre

The NIHCA recently hosted two training days at Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry. On Tuesday 13th Sept 2016 Mrs Carolyn Patterson led us in thinking about "The Shepherd in pastoral care - a model for chaplaincy?" 22 chaplains attended. Carolyn is a deaconess with the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, Belfast. She has...

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Belfast Trust

Belfast Trust Chaplaincy News “New beginnings” The Belfast Trust Chaplaincy Department has celebrated a number of significant events in recent months. On Thursday 3rd December 2015 a special Advent service was held to officially welcome Mrs Vivienne Manley to the chaplaincy team in the Belfast City Hospital (BCH) where she...

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End of Life Coaching – November 2015

On 18th November 2015 65 people attended a multidisciplinary training day on “Coaching at end of life.” This will enable us to more effectively care for those who are approaching the end of their natural life. 37 chaplains attended, along with 28 other healthcare professionals, including bereavement coordinators, nursing staff,...

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