Chaplaincy Provision

R. Smith made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request the following information, under a freedom of information request, relating to hospital Chaplains and Chaplaincy provision in your Trust.

Could you please provide the following information:

1. Are you:
a. an acute Trust
b. a specialist centre / Trust
c. a community Trust
d. a mental health Trust
e. other, please specify:

2. In total how many beds do you have in your hospital(s)?

3. How many staff by whole-time equivalent and headcount do you have in your hospital?

4. The number of whole-time equivalent and headcount of substantive Chaplaincy Team members by faith/belief demographic:
Faith or Belief - Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) - Head Count
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Christian (other than listed)
Eastern Orthodox
Hindu
Humanist
Islam / Muslim
Jewish
Methodist
Pentecostal/Charismatic
Presbyterian
Quaker
Roman Catholic
Salvation Army
Sikh
United Reformed Church
Other (please specify):
Unknown

5. The number of bank / temporary / zero hours contract Chaplaincy staff by faith/belief demographic:
Faith or Belief - Head Count
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Christian (other than listed)
Eastern Orthodox
Hindu
Humanist
Islam / Muslim
Jewish
Methodist
Pentecostal/Charismatic
Presbyterian
Quaker
Roman Catholic
Salvation Army
Sikh
United Reformed Church
Other (please specify):
Unknown

6. The number of honorary Chaplaincy Team members by faith/belief demographic:
Faith or Belief - Head Count
Anglican
Baptist
Buddhist
Christian (other than listed)
Eastern Orthodox
Hindu
Humanist
Islam / Muslim
Jewish
Methodist
Pentecostal/Charismatic
Presbyterian
Quaker
Roman Catholic
Salvation Army
Sikh
United Reformed Church
Other (please specify):
Unknown

7. Does the Trust have Trainee Chaplain / Entry Level Chaplain (Band 5) roles?

8. If so, how many of the Chaplaincy Team are at this level (whole-time equivalent, headcount and religion/belief)?

9. If so, are the positions permanent or fixed term?

10. What is the rationale for Trainee / Entry Level chaplains within your Trust?

11. Over the last 3 years has the Chaplaincy Team:
a. increased in size
b. remained the same in size
c. decreased in size
If there is a change, please give the whole-time equivalent that has been reduced or increased.

12. What steps or initiatives has the Chaplaincy Team taken to increase the diversity of service provision within your Trust?

13. What spaces do you have for prayer, meditation or worship within your Trust, the number of each type of space and what activities regularly take place in each space?

Chapel
Multifaith space
Single faith prayer space
Designated Muslim prayer space
Quiet room / reflection space
Meeting room space
Counselling room space
Other (please specify):

Thank you for your assistance in providing this information, I look forward to receiving the data within the next 20 working days

Yours faithfully,

R. Smith

barnsley@infreemation.co.uk,

Dear R Smith

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Freedom of Information request - Chaplaincy Provision

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Yours sincerely,
Barnsley Hospital

barnsley@infreemation.co.uk,

Dear Requester,

 

I can confirm that the Trust does hold the information you have requested.

Thank you for your request for information, details of which are below:

Freedom of Information Request

Could you please provide the following information:

 

1. Are you:

a. an acute Trust 

b. a specialist centre / Trust

c. a community Trust

d. a mental health Trust

e. other, please specify:

a. an acute Trust

2. In total how many beds do you have in your hospital(s)?

392 General and Acute Beds (adult and paeds) there are some flexed beds
open that differ depending on capacity

3. How many staff by whole-time equivalent and headcount do you have in
your hospital? As at 31 Mar 22 4400 headcount, 3625.22 FTE

4. The number of whole-time equivalent and headcount of substantive
Chaplaincy Team members by faith/belief demographic:

Faith or Belief -   Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) -   Head Count

Anglican

Baptist

Buddhist

Christian (other than listed)

Eastern Orthodox

Hindu

Humanist

Islam / Muslim

Jewish

Methodist

Pentecostal/Charismatic

Presbyterian

Quaker

Roman Catholic

Salvation Army

Sikh

United Reformed Church

Other (please specify):

Unknown

 

Faith or Belief -   Whole Time Equivalent (WTE)1.0  -   Head Count 1

FAITH UNKNOWN

5. The number of bank / temporary / zero hours contract Chaplaincy staff
by faith/belief demographic:

Faith or Belief -   Head Count

Anglican

Baptist

Buddhist

Christian (other than listed)

Eastern Orthodox

Hindu

Humanist

Islam / Muslim

Jewish

Methodist

Pentecostal/Charismatic

Presbyterian

Quaker

Roman Catholic

Salvation Army

Sikh

United Reformed Church

Other (please specify):

Unknown

None

6. The number of honorary Chaplaincy Team members by faith/belief
demographic:

Faith or Belief -    Head Count

Anglican

Baptist

Buddhist

Christian (other than listed)

Eastern Orthodox

Hindu

Humanist

Islam / Muslim

Jewish

Methodist

Pentecostal/Charismatic - 2 honorary chaplains who are students on
placements

Presbyterian

Quaker

Roman Catholic

Salvation Army

Sikh

United Reformed Church

Other (please specify):

Unknown

 

7. Does the Trust have Trainee Chaplain / Entry Level Chaplain (Band 5)
roles?

NO

8. If so, how many of the Chaplaincy Team are at this level (whole-time
equivalent, headcount and religion/belief)?

N/A

9. If so, are the positions permanent or fixed term?

N/A

10. What is the rationale for Trainee / Entry Level chaplains within your
Trust?

N/A

11. Over the last 3 years has the Chaplaincy Team:

a. increased in size

b. remained the same in size

c. decreased in size

If there is a change, please give the whole-time equivalent that has been
reduced or increased.

Reduced by 0.26 FTE

12. What steps or initiatives has the Chaplaincy Team taken to increase
the diversity of service provision within your Trust?

We are a multi-faith team

13. What spaces do you have for prayer, meditation or worship within your
Trust, the number of each type of space and what activities regularly take
place in each space?

 

Chapel

Multifaith space

Single faith prayer space

Designated Muslim prayer space

Quiet room / reflection space

Meeting room space

Counselling room space

Other (please specify):

Chapel

Designated Muslim prayer space

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