Cultural, religious and spiritual support

Hospiscare provides care for the whole person, including supporting your culture, faith and spirituality.

Why does Hospiscare have a chaplain?

The hospice chaplaincy team is there for patients and families to help them with the challenges that a terminal diagnosis brings. 

Eliza Getman, our chaplain, is an integral part of the team that cares for patients at the hospice. She also supports carers and the bereavement team.

Who can access spiritual support?

Eliza coordinates spiritual support for everyone, of any faith or none. There are many questions that people have when they are approaching the end of life, with which the chaplaincy team can help by listening and talking through.

Eliza is also there for staff and volunteers, supporting them in their own faiths and philosophies of life, helping them in their work of supporting patients and families.

Whilst Eliza holds Christian services, she also coordinates care with other cultures and faiths, often forging links with local networks to reconnect patients.

Where is chaplaincy available?

Our chaplaincy team is based at Searle House hospice in Exeter, but also visits our day hospice centres in Tiverton and Honiton and can visit people in their homes if that is requested by staff or families. The Hospiscare chapel at Searle House is a quiet space for contemplation reflection.

To contact our supportive and spriritual care team please call 01392 688008.