Spiritual and Religious Care

Spiritual care services are offered to patients who want them. This service is mainly coordinated and provided by Louise Boissonnault, spiritual care worker. 

The spiritual care worker is employed by the hospital and is there to serve all patients and their families. The spiritual care worker, who is an integral part of the care team, is trained to provide spiritual care in a health care environment to anyone, no matter what their beliefs or practices.

To address patients’ spiritual dimension, the spiritual care worker supports, observes, assesses. She works with patients, their families and with staff members by providing expertise in the following areas:

  • Quest for meaning;
  • Identity;
  • Values;
  • Symbols;
  • Rites.
  • Needs;
  • Desires;
  • Deep aspirations;
  • Transcendence;
  • Discernment.  

Depending on the patient’s needs, the spiritual care worker will call on the following for help in providing the required support:

  • Staff members;
  • Volunteers;
  • Chaplain;
  • Community clergy;
  • Community and group leaders.

Spiritual care is rooted in being present in what the other person is going through. Volunteers are available to offer communion, friendly visits, or support by being a listening presence to patients who would like these services.
A Catholic Mass is celebrated on Sundays and Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel on the third floor (across from the elevators).

To contact the Spiritual and Religious Care Department:

Mariette Haché, receptionist  
506-869-2997      
Mariette.Hache2@vitalitenb.ca

Louise Boissonnault, spiritual care worker 
506-862-4571   
Louise.boissonnault@vitalitenb.ca