Thank-you to those members of our church who give our chaplains the opportunity to visit them, their family members or friends whilst they are in hospital, or receiving treatment in rehabilitation facilities. Thank-you also to our congregations supporting this ministry.
We count it a privilege to be invited to spend time with people whilst they are receiving medical treatment in these institutions.
Whether a person is affiliated with Lutheran Church, another Christian community or has no affiliation at all, we seek to ‘be there’ for them in their particular situations; simply valuing them as people precious to God, irrespective of their personal beliefs or circumstances. No prying or preaching!
Contacting the On-Call Chaplain:
Neither the Public nor the majority of Private Hospitals and Rehabilitation facilities, issue us with lists of patients who identify themselves as Lutheran.
Whilst a patient, a member of the family, pastor, congregation member, village chaplain, or carer may notify the hospital at the time of admission, it may not be appropriately recorded in the patient’s notes. In which case a direct request to a member of the nursing team has more chance of success.
Whilst the names of metropolitan pastors who look after hospitals in their local areas are listed in the 2021 Yearbook on pages 190-202, the most straight forward way of ensuring that a person receives visits from a chaplain is to contact Pastor Peter Miller, who is our full-time chaplain, on-call 24/7.
He will gladly receive messages or phone calls from anyone, and ensure that a person in hospital or rehab receives a visit from either a local pastor, or himself.
“If in doubt, give Peter a shout!”
Pastor Peter Miller: on-call 24/7
Tel : 08 8267 5211
Mob: 0409 725 573
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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