Hospital Chaplains

Hospital chaplains provide support for patients, relatives and hospital staff.  We have Catholic Chaplains in all hospitals. Chaplains are there to listen, to hold your hand, to bring the Sacraments or to be a comforting presence when loved ones are in hospital.  Chaplains are there to celebrate life with you as well as to journey with you as you enter that place of everlasting life.

Getting in Touch: If you or your loved one is admitted in hospital, filling out ‘Roman Catholic’ on the admission form puts you on a list that is forwarded to the Catholic Chaplain.  If for some reason you have not received a visit from a chaplain and would like one, please do not hesitate to telephone the hospital and ask for the chaplain to be paged or let the hospital staff know of your need for a Catholic Chaplain.


Kenepuru Hospital

Marie Paurini:   Mobile: 027 641 2361


Wellington Hospital

Kate Sanders O'Connor, phone: (04) 385 5999 (ask for Kate) or 027 394 3745

Catholic Priest:  mobile  021 199 8437


Hutt Hospital

Fr Patrick Bridgman

Kathryn van Woerkom
phone: (04) 566 6999. Ask for the Chaplains’ office.




Nelson and Wairau

Therapeutic Social Work


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