The hospice chaplain (Nigel Mason) is there for patients and families to help them with the challenges that a terminal diagnosis brings.
Nigel is an integral part of the team that cares for patients at the hospice. He also supports carers and the bereavement team.
Nigel 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.
Nigel 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 Nigel holds Christian services, he also coordinates care with other cultures and faiths, often forging links with local networks to re-connect patients.
Nigel is based at Searle House hospice in Exeter, but also visits our day centres in Tiverton and Honiton. Nigel also visits people in their homes if that is requested by staff or families. The Hospiscare chapel is always open for prayer and offers a quiet space to all.