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Jane Flint has been appointed as the first paid non-religious Chaplaincy team member within an NHS hospital, to provide emotional and spiritual support to patients, families and staff.
Jane Flint was appointed in January 2016 and joined the existing Chaplaincy team at Leicester’s Hospitals to work across all three sites. Jane is available to help patients and their loved ones to work through the spiritual and emotional pain that can accompany life-changing illness or loss.
Jane’s background is firmly rooted in caring professions. She has qualifications in psychotherapy, counselling and adult education and has been trained in pastoral support by the British Humanist Association.
In previous roles in the NHS, Jane has provided counselling support to trainee doctors and in Primary Care. She currently provides psychological support to children and families in the Nottingham Child Development Centre.
On her new role, Jane comments: “I am enthusiastic about joining the Chaplaincy department at Leicester’s Hospitals and working collaboratively with the multi-faith team to ensure a service can be offered that meets the needs of all patients and staff. I have had a very warm welcome and I am eager to start work in January.”
The video below introduced the public consultation in early 2015, prior to the post being advertised.
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