The Cabrini Pastoral and Bereavement team is here to support you and your family through difficult times. We provide pastoral, spiritual and emotional guidance when and where you need it.
Phone: (03) 9508 1222
Ask a nurse, doctor or any health professional staff member to refer to our service.
Service times vary for each campus. Please contact us on (03) 9508 1222 or on extension 99 from your bedside phone to confirm when a pastoral practitioner is on site.
This service does not require a referral.
At Cabrini we offer a unique component of care that focuses on the human spirit; the part of us that centres on what is sacred and meaningful, and what gives us hope, strength and energy. In the face of illness or admission to hospital, you may deal with some challenging questions such as:
Our professionally qualified and experienced pastoral practitioners are here to support you through this challenging time. Our male and female practitioners are available for one-off or multiple visits, and will:
We care for people of all faith and no faith traditions, cultures and spiritual beliefs. Cabrini pastoral services are available across all of our facilities, and increasingly, in the home at no charge.
“Thank you to all staff members who came to give our father support during his stay at Cabrini. The power of prayer is mighty and we feel blessed by his recovery.”
“Without your care, guidance, prayers and support I believe that recovery would not have been as successful.”
“I feel like I am finally coming out of the fog. Thanks for your care.”
We understand that the loss of a loved one can come with an intense feeling of grief. Grieving is a natural and healthy response to loss, however the experience may affect you on many levels and it can be very challenging.
Bereavement is the specific experience of loss following the death of someone who is important to you. In bereavement, you may face many difficult questions such as:
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In the months and years following a death, most people find a way forward. After a period of time you can begin to live a meaningful life once more. To help you in this process we have developed a 12 month, five-step Bereavement Support Program at Cabrini.
The program is available to next of kin and primary carers at Cabrini’s acute and palliative hospitals and includes next of kin of Cabrini’s palliative home care patients.
“Your insight into the grieving and healing process has been a great help.”
“I will remember your bereavement service.”
“I would like to express my gratitude for the very moving and beautiful service I attended with my daughter. It was a great comfort to us both and will remain a special memory we share.”
|Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement||Ph: 1800 642 066|
|Beyond Blue (24 hours)||Ph: 1300 224 636|
||Ph: 1300 845 745
|Kid's Help Line (24 hours)
||Ph: 1800 551 800
|Lifeline (24 hours)
||Ph: 13 11 14|
|Men's Line (24 hours)
||Ph: 1300 789 978
The Pastoral Care and Bereavement Support team honours and remembers those patients who have died at Cabrini. We offer solace and comfort to those who have lost a loved one with three memorial services across the year. This is a time where families and loved ones can gather in the Chapel to grieve together and acknowledge the loved one’s they have lost. In 2022 we are unable to share this service with you due to Covid restrictions, instead, we offer a recorded service.
Watch the recorded service below
Testimonial from the husband of a patient who died at Cabrini:
"The readings were beautiful and the whole thing was very welcoming, it didn’t matter what faith you were. The memorial book was very special, especially having it next to the candle, I appreciated that. The songs and the choir were wonderful.”
2022 Memorial Services for Malvern
|Tuesday at 6.30 pm
|1 March 2022
||1 July 2021 - 30 September 2021
|28 June 2022||1 October 2021 - 28 February 2022
|29 November 2022||1 March 2022 - 30 June 2022
Pastoral and Bereavement Services also co-ordinate an extended ministry team of authorised volunteers and accredited members of spiritual traditions and faiths to meet your sacramental needs.
This includes Catholic sacraments of baptism, reconciliation, Holy Communion, anointing and matrimony. Our Jewish patients are offered a Shabbos Box each Friday morning to acknowledge the weekly Jewish Sabbath.
Our Cabrini Extended Ministry Team includes but not limited to the following faith based traditions:
Meditation, Reflection and Prayer Resources
For any additional resources, please contact the Pastoral and Bereavement Services department on (03) 9111 7421 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.