Hospital prayer tree
To mark this year's National Healthcare Chaplains Week, Berwick Infirmary chaplain Canon Alan Hughes installed a prayer tree in the visitors' room for staff and patients at the hospital.
The tree’s branches hold permanent prayer tokens for each of the hospital’s departments and a bowl holds paper leaves for visitors to place their own thoughts and requests.
Canon Hughes is part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust’s chaplaincy service.
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It provides confidential comfort and support to those who are facing difficult situations such as living with illness or facing bereavement.
Similar prayer trees are in place across the trust.