Coronavirus (COVID-19): hospital visiting

Enabling family support for people in hospital in Scotland.

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Spiritual care

The Spiritual Care Service in each Health Board area exists for the delivery of safe and effective, person-centred spiritual care to all patients, family/carers and members of staff. When spiritual care needs are identified the Spiritual Care Team should be informed.

If a person in hospital needs to be supported by a representative from the patient’s own faith/belief community, the Spiritual Care Team should arrange for this to happen. Pastoral support is part of the person-centred spiritual care being given to a person in hospital. Spiritual care support should be in addition to a patient’s family support.


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