University Hospital of North Durham, serving also Chester le
Street and Shotley Bridge Community Hospitals.
Revd Kevin Tromans (Senior Chaplain)
Revd Fr Paul Tully
Revd Jim Wright
Revd Elizabeth Cummings
Revd Penny Martin
Revd Alan Stainsby (Community based, Peterlee)
Mrs Lisa Douglas (Honorary Pagan Chaplain)
How to get in touch
The chaplaincy office is situated on Level 1, close by
staircase B and the entrance to Ward 5. It is next to the hospital
chapel and is clearly signposted. You can visit the chaplains there
or leave a message for them in their letterbox.
From outside the hospital, you can telephone the
chaplaincy team on 0191 3332183.
From inside the hospital, you can telephone the team on
Urgent requests for a chaplain should be made through the
hospital switchboard, who will page the on-call
The Prayer Room
There is a dedicated prayer room with ablution facilities
on the East Wing Corridor (this is part of the old hospital
buildings, immediately opposite the A&E entrance). The
chaplains or the security office can provide the entrance keycode.
Dhuhr Prayers are said here most days at lunchtime; Friday prayers
are at 1.30pm.
The Hospital Chapel
This is on level 1, clearly signposted, close by staircase
B and Ward 5, open 24 hours for all to use. The chapel contains
some unique, modern stained glass decorations. It also contains the
book of remembrance for babies who died before or around the time
of their birth.
.All patients, their families and friends,
and staff are welcome to attend the services held there, or simply
to visit the chapel for a time of quiet prayer or
Church Services in the Hospital
Sundays; 11.15 The Sunday Service (usually a service of
Saturdays: 10.00am Holy Mass.
Patients requiring wheelchair transport to attend chapel
should ask the ward staff to contact the chaplains and the
portering service to arrange this.
Shotley Bridge Hospital
This hospital no longer has a chapel but there is a small
quiet room adjacent to Ward 2 in the tower block. This room
contains the Shotley Bridge book of remembrance for babies who died
before or around the time of their birth. All patients, their
families and friends, and staff are welcome to us this room for a
time of quiet prayer or reflection.
Chaplains visit the hospital, usually on a weekend. They
can be contacted through the Chaplaincy office at University
Hospital on 0191 333 2183, or more urgently by asking ward staff to
have them paged.
Chester le Street Hospital
This hospital has no chapel or quiet room at
Chaplains visit regularly, usually midweek. They can
be contacted through the Chaplaincy office at University Hospital
on 0191 333 2183, or more urgently by asking ward staff to have
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community