The hospice chaplain (Eliza Getman) is there for patients and families to help them with the challenges that a terminal diagnosis brings.
Eliza is an integral part of the team that cares for patients at the hospice. She also supports carers and the bereavement team.
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.
Eliza is based at Searle House hospice in Exeter, but also visits our day centres in Tiverton and Honiton. Eliza 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.