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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 14:45

Chaplain thanks community and the surrounding area

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I have been privileged to serve as chaplain at the Cypress Regional Hospital for the past three years. The time has come for me to move on, but I want to express my appreciation to the Swift Current and Area Ministerial Association, local businesses and individuals that have helped to provide spiritual care services through the chaplaincy program at the hospital. While the hospital benefits from the program, it exists through a non-financial contract between the Cypress Regional Hospital and the Ministerial Association.


I also want to express my thanks to the administration front line staff that have walked with us through the development of this program. Without your support we would not have been able to provide the much-needed spiritual care to patients and families from many different faith walks and backgrounds.
Chaplaincy services have been able to keep patients and their faith communities in touch during hospital stays, and provided help and encouragement to patients and families while in hospital. We have been able to provide a ministry of presence to encourage people in time of need and are grateful to those who have allowed us to walk with them on their journey in health care.
The nursing staff, palliative care team and a variety of social workers have been a great source of support and encouragement. The clerical staff has kept us up to date on patient requests for chaplaincy services. Words cannot express how grateful we are for your support. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of the care team at Cypress Regional Hospital.
As I leave, Chaplain Bob Cappelle will take the lead in providing chaplaincy services to meet the spiritual needs of those requesting spiritual care.
There will always be people in need of spiritual care in our health-care facilities and together we can provide a holistic approach to health care in our region.
Chaplain Alex Allan, Swift Current

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