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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


The Palmerston North Hospital Spiritual Care team provide spiritual support for patients, relatives and hospital staff.

Why should I see a spiritual care person?

Spiritual care can help you feel more connected with yourself, the environment, other people or to something sacred. It is about the beliefs, traditions, values and practices that are important to you. Spiritual care supports what gives meaning and purpose to your life. 

People who are ill often ask themselves serious questions about life and death like:

  • Why am I suffering?
  • Does my life have any value?
  • What is the purpose of it all?

Sometimes it helps to have someone alongside to think these things through. This is our role, to listen and support your process of meaning making. 

Like all hospital staff we are bound by strict confidentiality rules.


Where to find us: See the MidCentral DHB hospital maps here.

You can also find your way around Palmerston North Hospital quickly and easily using your smartphone. Download our free Navigation App below.

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Ask a staff member to refer you or phone 06 350 8690


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Chaplains are available Monday to Friday 8am-5pm for patients, family and staff.

Services Provided


  • Support during treatment
  • Support for family/whānau/partners

Cancer Types

Breast, Childhood Cancers, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Lung, Prostate, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Others, Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Sarcoma

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Mid-Central DHB Pastoral/Spiritual Care team members are;

Sande Ramage

Kathleen Field

Brigette Te Awe Awe-Bevan

Brendan O'Hagan

50 Ruahine Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4414

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Street Address

50 Ruahine Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4414

Postal Address

50 Ruahine Street
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North 4442

This page was last updated at 11:37AM on February 15, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB Chaplains.