Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is committed to supporting the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients and their families during their hospital stay, as well as PRHC staff.

Spiritual Care Providers are regulated health professionals and are part of the healthcare team. They support and serve those of any faith and those of no particular faith and are respectful of different cultural traditions and religious backgrounds. Spiritual Care Providers can help by:

  • Offering spiritual and emotional support during hospitalization

  • Listening to your concerns within the confidential circle of care

  • Praying, meditating or reflecting with you

  • Helping you access spiritual care resources and link with community faith leaders

  • Providing and facilitating specific rituals, including for the end-of-life


The Multifaith and Spiritual Centre on Level 2 of the hospital (Room C2303) is a quiet place to regain focus, open 24 hours a day for everyone and anyone to use. PRHC’s Multifaith Centre offers:

  • An ecumenical service on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. On hold until further notice.

  • Indigenous smudging materials are available in the Multifaith and Spiritual Centre and smudging may be performed there. Please contact switchboard at 705-743-2121 x. 0 and ask them to contact building services before smudging. Smudging is also permitted in hospital rooms after arranging times with building services (through switchboard) who control smoke alarms.

  • Mindfulness sessions for staff are offered through the Human Resources Wellness initiative, please check posted notices at the main entrance reception desk (Level 4) and the Multifaith and Spiritual Centre

  • A prayer mat is available for any Muslim staff, patients and family members

  • Roman Catholic Mass on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bedside Communion is provided every Thursday to Roman Catholic patients. On hold until further notice.

Requests for use of the Multifaith and Spiritual Centre may be directed to the Spiritual Care Department at x. 5066.


If you or someone you know is struggling with life changing news, needing to make important treatment decisions, questioning God, needing spiritual or religious support, questioning death or dying or is worried about their family, feel free to reach out to Spiritual Care. Spiritual Care also meets with patients and families struggling with despair, fear, grief, loneliness, loss of meaning, purpose or worth and stress related to life circumstances.  Please reach out for Spiritual Care support by calling the switchboard at extension “0” seven days a week and after hours Monday to Friday.

Eileen Harbottle R.P., MTS
Spiritual Care Provider
Phone: 705-743-2121 x. 3704