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Chaplaincy

A chaplaincy service is available on an on-call basis, 24 hours a day. Our chaplains represent the denominations of the free Church and Roman Catholicism. They can also arrange for representatives of other faiths to visit you too; simply contact them and ask. Our dedicated prayer room is located opposite Ward 1 on the ground floor. The prayer room is always accessible so patients and visitors are welcome to use it whenever they like. It contains various aids to religious practice as well as an area where you can wash.

Meet the team

Reverend Sister Maryanne Nwaiwu

Rev. Sr. Nwaiwu is originally from Nigeria and is a British citizen. She professed as a Roman Catholic nun in 1996 and worked as the assistant Roman Catholic chaplain at the Royal Liverpool Hospital before moving to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 2011.

She says: β€œI have found peace and joy in my work and I am passionate about bringing spiritual and emotional support to the patients, families and staff at the hospital. I have a PgCert in Chaplaincy and I am experienced in pastoral spiritual support, religious care and counsel.”

Reverend Hilse Green

Rev. Green is an Ordained Minister in the Free Church. Before her ordination in 2007, she was a teacher and then a youth and community leader. She is currently a part-time honorary chaplain at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

She says: β€œIn 1967, I became a Christian and since then, my own physical pain and life experiences have shaped a deep trust in a loving God.”

Contact Us

The chaplaincy service is available to anyone from any faith or no faith. You may wish to talk to someone about faith, have questions about life, have a deep feeling of numbness or isolation or your life may have been turned upside down. Everyone is welcome to contact us. 

If you are staying here as a patient, please ask a member of the nursing team to contact a chaplain. They will contact the main Switchboard and arrange a visit.

All conversations are private and confidential.

Alternatively, you can leave a message on the Chaplaincy answerphone on 0121 685 4339 which is monitored regularly. You can also email the chaplains at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.