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Archbishop visits York Hospital

The Archbishop of York paid a visit to York Hospital on Friday 2 December, to meet staff and patients and visit wards.

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell also met with, Alan Downey, Chair of York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and spent time with the Chaplaincy team and senior nurses at the hospital.

Following visits to Wards 14, 16 and 34, the Archbishop returned to the Chapel where staff were invited to drop in, along with members of the hospital’s senior team, for refreshments.  The Archbishop gave thanks for those who work so hard to bring relief and healing to so many in need and led prayers for the hospital and staff.

The Archbishop said: “Our NHS staff do an amazing job and it’s important we support, encourage and pray for hospital staff at this difficult and challenging time.  I want to thank them for all that they do along with the hospital and chaplaincy volunteers - it was an honour to meet everyone.”

Lead Chaplain Chris Hayes introduced the Chaplaincy team to the Archbishop who acknowledged the huge role they play in helping people find strength and meaning in their experience of illness, anxiety, dying or bereavement.  Chris said: “We were delighted to have a visit from the Archbishop and for the opportunity for him to meet with patients and staff.  The Chaplaincy team welcome the Archbishop’s support for their work.”

05 December 2022

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Looking down a long bright hospital corridor with treatment rooms on the left and windows on the right. At the bottom of the corridor is one member of staff in a blue nursing uniform

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