P-04-474 Support for NHS chaplaincy services

Petition wording:

We recognise the positive contribution of hospital chaplaincy services in delivering spiritual care within the Welsh NHS and recognise the tremendous work that the chaplaincy service in the NHS is providing.

This service plays an important role in the spiritual wellbeing of both patients and NHS staff, not only for those with a religious affiliation but also for others with no association with a religious group. We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to continue with its commitment to funding hospital chaplaincy services and to extend the benefits of chaplaincy services to other care settings, including primary and social care settings.

Petition raised by:  Jim Stewart


Date petition first considered by Committee: 16 April 2013


Number of signatures:1077