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.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24 October, 2018, 11:28
Canon Alan Hughes with the prayer tree at Berwick Infirmary.

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.