Compassionate Pastoral and Spiritual Care

“We are emotional and spiritual beings in amongst everything else that is going on for us.”

Whether you or your loved one is in hospital with a major life-changing or life-threatening experience, or you’re in hospital for an inconvenient minor procedure, you are likely to experience things which are disorienting and unpleasant.

A chaplain can help you find comfort and meaning, a greater sense of wellbeing, and in many cases a deeper resilience for facing life’s challenges.

We are human beings just like you.

We will care for you as best suits your needs, regardless of your beliefs, culture, race, sexuality, or any other thing that makes you who you are.

We are on most wards of the hospital during the week and may introduce ourselves to you or you can ask any nurse to request a visit by one of us. We are available for emergency situations at all times.

The Chapel / Quiet Space

The Chapel / Quiet Space is always open and we invite you to visit for quiet thought, meditation or prayer at any time.

Location: Level 3 (Victoria Square Level), C Block.

Salat / Muslim Prayer Space

The Salat / Muslim Prayer Space is open from 6.00am – 5:45pm.

Location: Room 2102, Ground Floor, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street.

All other faith and spiritual traditions

We maintain a network of community partners who are willing to provide ritual and support that is meaningful within your tradition. Let us know if you’d like someone from your tradition to visit you.


“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.”

Contact a Chaplain

Weekdays – 8.00am to 4.00pm

Phone: 9224 2482 (voicemail is monitored)

All other times

Urgent matters: Phone the Royal Perth Hospital Switchboard on 9224 2244 or 91 from hospital phone and ask the operator to page the duty chaplain.

Non-urgent matters: Leave a voice message on 9224 2484 and we will respond the next business day.

Rich Read – Coordinator

Email: Richard.Read@health.wa.gov.au