We understand that there are times when what we most need is compassion, a listening ear and sensitive and confidential support from someone we can trust.

Our chaplaincy team delivers spiritual, religious and emotional support to patients and staff. We support people of any faith, including those who do not have one.

Our three chaplains are Reverend Giselle Rusted (Christian), Rabbi Chanan Tomlin (Jewish), and Imam Olasheni Junaid (Muslim).

We are an inclusive service, respectful of age, gender, race, culture, disability, belief or sexuality. We offer support specific to your situation, and sit alongside you whenever you need a friendly face to talk to.

We offer a number of compassionate pastoral care services. Here are some of the ways we can help:
  • We are available for confidential one to one chats at times of difficulty and uncertainty. Where we can support your spiritual care and well-being.
  • We provide opportunities for dedicated prayer and offer communion.
  • We safeguard and support the religious and spiritual lives of all our patients and staff.
  • We provide religious resources for patients and staff on all of our sites. Please contact Giselle, Chanan, Olasheni or Adeniyi using the details below for more information. 
Giselle, Chanan, and Olasheni hold regular sessions in Oldham, Bury, Tameside and Rochdale.

We are a flexible service, and will do our best to accommodate people who aren’t available during these times, or at these locations. Please get in touch with the team using the details below to ask about arranging an alternative meeting.  

Contact us

You can contact the chaplains by emailing giselle.rusted@nhs.net