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Welcome to the Chaplaincy Department

Working to provide spiritual, pastoral, religious care as an integral part of a modern healthcare.

Hospital Chaplains - What we do

Hospital Chaplains provide spiritual care to the hospital community. They take their place alongside the multi-disciplinary team which seeks to provide holistic care for patients and those close to them.

Spiritual care is that care which recognises and responds to the needs of the human spirit when faced with trauma, ill health or sadness and can include the need for meaning, for self worth, to express oneself, for faith support, perhaps for rites or prayer or sacrament, or simply for a sensitive listener.

The service we offer is confidential and non-judgemental and is available to everyone. We work in a multi-faith context, but its not just about religion, because even people of no religion, atheists and agnostics sometimes need a listening ear, and Chaplains will make time to visit.

Meet the Cardiff and Vale Chaplaincy Team

Full-time Chaplains:
Rev Jason Tugwell (Chaplaincy Manager)
Father Peter Davies
Rev Caroline John.
Part-time Chaplains:
Rev Christine Powell
Rev Rachel Lewis
Rev Catherine Brobbey
Father David Prichard.

Muslim Chaplains:
Imam Farid Khan
Sister Amina Shabaan

Jewish Chaplains
Rabbi Michael Ros

Chaplains are supported by our Team of about 30 Lay Volunteers. These are people who help with ward visiting

Contact us

Telephone: 02921 843230

Meet the Cardiff and Vale Chaplaincy Team

Where we work

The Cardiff and Vale Chaplaincy Team provides care to the following hospitals:

  • University Hospital of Wales (UHW), including the Children’s Hospital for Wales
  • University Hospital LLandouigh (UHL)
  • Rookwood Hospital
  • St David Hospital
  • Barry Hospital  
  • Velindre Hospital

There is worship space in most of these hospitals.

We have a Sunday Service at 2.30pm in The Sanctuary at UHW. Please see The Sanctuary notice board for details. UHL daily Mass is at 2pm in the Chapel in Llandough, and on Wednesday at UHW at 10am.

There is a Chaplain on duty every Sunday, and short bedside services can be arranged for any patient who wishes to share in a service. For patients who are mobile and can make it to the Sanctuary (Chapel) by themselves, prayer and communion services can be arranged in the Sanctuary instead of at the bedside. The chapels and prayer rooms are open 24/7 for anyone to visit and spend time.

For Muslim staff and visitors, Friday congregational prayer takes place in the Muslim worship areas at UHW and UHL.

Resources and Useful links


Bereavement Services
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board COVID-19
The University Hospital fo Wales Bereavement Booklet
University Hospital Llandough Bereavement Booklet




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