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MidCentral DHB Chaplains

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8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


Palmerston North Hospital chaplains provide spiritual support for patients, relatives and hospital staff.

Why should I see a chaplain?

​Chaplains are not just around when people die and are not just for religious people.

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

  • 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 things through - someone with the time to listen.

You may have something to celebrate, something you are thankful for, or something to get off your chest. Chaplains can help in all these things.

A chaplain will not:

  • preach at you and criticise
  • push religion on you
  • tell your relatives anything you don't want them to know
  • visit too long.

But a chaplain will:

  • listen and be alongside you
  • help you in your healing and recovery
  • offer prayers if you wish.

Chaplains, like all hospital staff, 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.

Service Areas


  • 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


8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Chaplains are available Monday to Friday 8am-6pm for patients, family and staff.

Contact Details

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 1:01PM on August 8, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB Chaplains.