Clinical Pastoral Care

A Supportive Ministry

Being warded in the hospital can be a challenging experience for anyone. During this time, feelings of anxiety and stress can evoke serious questions about the meaning of life and suffering, the values we hold about life and God, amongst many others.

Caring for the spirit can help make sense of your life experiences, especially in times of change and loss. When there is uncertainty pertaining to your independence, lifestyle and future, emotional and spiritual support can empower you to meet those challenges.

At Mount Alvernia Hospital, we have dedicated and experienced Pastoral Carers to support you throughout the period of hospitalization in an environment of trust and confidentiality.



A service for everyone

Pastoral Care is available to everyone, regardless of race, nationality or religion. The Clinical Pastoral Care (CPC) team is sensitive and respectful of different faith traditions, beliefs and cultural needs. Chaplains or spiritual guides of other religions are welcomed to visit at the request of our patients.

Sacramental services are available to Catholic patients upon request. Daily Mass is celebrated at the Chapel at 7.45am from Monday to Saturday (excluding Sundays and Public Holidays).

Aim to create a caring and therapeutic environment for all, pastoral care services are also available to families and all the staff working in the hospital.

Our Pastoral Carers visit the wards regularly. If you like to speak with the Pastoral Carers, please ask the ward staff to contact us or dial ‘0’ on your bedside phone to speak to the Operator.

Pastoral Carers are available from 8.30am to 9pm daily. After these hours, they are available for emergency and special situations at the discretion of the Nurse Manager in-charge of your respective ward.

You may want to call us if you…

  • have an issue to discuss or are concerned about.
  • are anxious about your impending surgery or procedure.
  • want someone to pray with, and for you.
  • are feeling alone, worried, sad or confused.
  • need support to adjust to a wide range of feelings of loss and/or grief.
  • just want a friendly, non-judging, listening ear.


Blessing for Newborn Babies

As a sign of blessing and thanksgiving, it is a Mount Alvernia Hospital tradition to hold a short prayer service for parents and their little ones, just before leaving the hospital for home. Parents who like to have their baby presented in the Chapel may contact ward staff for assistance to arrange a suitable time for the blessing.

Franciscan Blessing

May the Lord bless you and keep you
May the Lord let His face shine on you and be gracious to you
May the Lord uncover His face to you and bring you peace