The Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care team are an integral part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group healthcare team. Our role is to support patients holistically with their clinical treatment and recovery. We listen to and support people with their personal concerns to ensure that their recovery is not affected by concerns, fears or beliefs.

Someone is always available to offer emotional support and/or religious care to patients, carers and staff. This service is available 24/7 for urgent needs and on the next working day for non-urgent issues.

Emotional Support

  • Does not include religion (unless requested)
  • Focuses on emotional comfort and peace
  • Can address inner fears
  • Uses some stress reduction techniques
  • Only addresses issues raised by the patient
  • Offers links to other services if desired

Religious Care

  • Available from people licensed by your religion
  • Part of the NHS
  • Bedside prayers and sacraments
  • Prayer rooms and chapels on site
  • Religious text available
  • Links to community faith groups

If you need to speak to a chaplain urgently, please speak to a ward based member of staff who will be able to page them for you.


Please ring the hospital switchboard and ask for the Chaplain.

For Bury, Rochdale and Oldham call 0161 624 0420. 
For Salford call 0161 789 7373.

Non-Urgent Enquiries

Please contact one of the site offices listed below:

Fairfield General Hospital - 0161 778 3568
Salford Royal Hospital - 0161 206 5167
The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and Floyd Unit - 0161 627 8796
Team Coordinator - 0161  627 8796

Someone is always available 24/7 to offer emotional support and/or religious care to patients, carers and staff.  For urgent needs we will be with you within the hour, whilst for non-urgent needs we aim to see people by the next working day.

Fairfield General Hospital

A chapel is available to all who wish to pray or be quiet. This facility is open 24 hours. We also offer a Prayer Room with a women's area, which is regularly used for Muslim prayers. This facility is also open 24 hours.

A Shabbos Room is available for Jewish staff, patients and visitors.

Rochdale Infirmary

The Oasis Multi-Faith room is a quiet space that is available for all (located on the top floor).

There is also a Muslim prayer room with a women’s area.  This facility is open access 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday.  Access is also available with a staff card or via security all other hours

The Royal Oldham Hospital

A Christian chapel is available to all in the Chalmers Keddie Building for those who wish to pray or be quiet. Due to its location, this facility is only open between 6am – 6pm.

We also offer a Muslim Prayer room with a women’s area, which is open 24 hours (D Block, near the Garden Entrance).

Salford Royal Hospital

The Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Centre is open 24 hours a day and welcomes patients, staff and visitors of all beliefs and philosophies. 

The Centre can be found on level 3, in Hope Building and consists of the following:

  • The Oasis Room – A quiet space for reflection and relaxation
  • The Chapel – Christian space and resources
  • Shabbos Room – Jewish space and resources,
  • Prayer Room – Muslim space and resources including ablution facilities.
  • Chaplains’ office
  • Accessible bathroom

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Religious Services Available

Fairfield General Hospital

Muslim Friday prayers are led by a member of staff at 1pm in Prayer Room.

The Royal Oldham Hospital 

A Christian worship service is broadcast on Radio Cavell every Sunday at 10.30.

Muslim Friday prayers are led by Chaplain Numan Ahmed at 1pm.

Christian services on hospital radio

The following Christian services are broadcast on hospital radio:

Royal Oldham Hospital - 10.30am every Sunday morning Radio Cavell.  The same service is broadcast at Salford on Northern Air.

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