Our Chaplaincy team provides spiritual, religious and pastoral support for all patients, families and staff in our hospitals. This service is open to people of all faiths and none.

You do not have to be religious to ask for help from a chaplain. Our team are here to help you whatever your background or belief are during your time in hospital. We can support you whether your need is faith specific or not, we offer someone who has time to listen, or help you understand and make sense of what is happening to you.

We understand that being admitted to hospital can be a disorientating and unsettling experience for both patients and families.

  • Chaplains provide a non-judgemental listening ear and pastoral support.
  • We offer a safe space for people to talk about what is on their mind.
  • We care for everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or culture.
  • We can provide religious support and ritual to people of faith (such as bedside Holy Communion), but we will not mention God unless you talk about God first. We just want to support you.

If wish to see a chaplain, please ask ward staff to make a referral to us or contact us directly.

Royal Derby Hospital

At RDH we have the Faith Centre which is open 9am – 5pm, Monday- Friday.

  • The space is available for people of all faiths or no faith.
  • There is a separate space for women.


Chaplains are on site Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Outside of these hours we can be contacted via switchboard who will contact the on-call chaplain.


Main hospital, Level 1 / Nightingale MacMillan Unit
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE

Telephone: 01332 789 500

Queen's Hospital Burton

At QHB we have two multi-faith prayer rooms which are open 24/7. The space is available for people of all faiths or no faith.


Chaplains are on site Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm.

Chaplains are available 8am-8pm, 7 days a week and can be contacted via the hospital switchboard


Queen's Hospital Burton
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

Telephone:  01283 566 333 ext 5666 (office hours only)

Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

There is a room available for quiet and reflection at FNCH on Level 3 opposite the Orthotics clinic.


Level 3, opposite the Orthotics Clinic
Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
London Road

Telephone: 01332 265 500

Opening hours

Open 24 hours per day.

Sir Robert Peel and Samuel Johnson Community Hospital

Prayer rooms opening shortly at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital and Samuel Johnson Community Hospital.

A chaplain is available on-call 8am-8pm, 7 days a week and can be contacted via the hospital switchboard.