Pastoral Care

It is the goal of Riverside Health Care to meet the patient’s total need – physical, emotional and spiritual. The Pastoral Services Department is to provide spiritual/pastoral care to patients, their families, friends and Riverside staff in general.

At this time of emphasis upon technological specialization in the delivery of health care, we believe that patients/clients who receive care in our health care facilities must be understood and treated as a whole person in the light of their relationship to a higher power, as they perceive the higher power, to their families and to the society in which they live.

If you desire spiritual support of comfort during your stay at La Verendrye, Emo Health Centre or Rainy River Health Centre, the staff will facilitate your request. Regular visits are made to their parishioners by the clergy or pastoral visitors from churches in the community.

La Verendrye
If you or your family members wish to have time alone to meditate of pray, please ask a nurse to direct you to the Chapel but do not leave your ward without letting the nursing staff know where you are.

Emo Health Centre
Church services are held in the Activity Centre Thursday mornings. Services are interdenominational.

Rainy River Health Centre
A chapel is available for quiet meditation or prayer. Church services are held in the Activity Centre Tuesday evening. Services are interdenominational.

On-site Pastor 15 hours a week.