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Licensing Committee Update

The association licensing committee will be interviewing candidates for Association Licenses (new or renewing). Please contact Darren Millett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by October 18th, to schedule a time. Thanks. 

Chaplaincy Awareness Video

A brief video interview to explain what is happening during Covid19 within our hospitals as it pertain to our Chaplains and visitation procedures.

Halifax Baptist Chaplaincy Update

Greetings on behalf of the Halifax Baptist chaplains. We thank you for your prayers and support during these trying times. We thought it would be helpful at this time to check in and clarify some questions that people have had.

1 Are the chaplains still able to visit in the hospitals? Yes. If we go to see a patient in a Covid-19 Unit we need to have a request by phone or a written referral from the floor. Also, some patients have appreciated a phone call from the chaplain and it was not necessary to visit in person. For all other patients, it is visiting as usual for the chaplains.

2 Are the Chaplains safe? Yes. For Covid-19 patients we don all the appropriate protective equipment. We have seen videos and received instruction on proper procedures. With other patients we maintain social distancing and wear a mask in all clinical areas. We try to reduce our footprint in the hospitals by doing one floor at a time and visiting any patients with droplet precautions at the end of our day.

3 How can you support loved ones in the hospitals when you are not allowed to visit? Any person can phone the information desk and ask to speak with a patient. The number is 902 473-1510. Patients can now phone out for free during this time. Chaplains can relay messages to patients also. Family members can also phone the nursing unit with questions re the patient.

Please feel free to contact the chaplains if you have questions or would like to let us know a friend or loved one is in the hospital wishing a visit.

Rev. Adele Crowell: 902 473- 2220 pager 2385 Cell 902 402-3958
Rev. Ida Whitehouse: 902 473-2220 pager 2395
Rev. Pamela Estey - Dartmouth General Hospital: 902-465-8472 or 902-456-2074



SCAM WARNING!!! Do not be taken in by this recent scam

A warning to our pastors and church leaders that the scammers are out in full force. I got caught by one this week who has a sad story of family dysfunction and his wife leaving he and his three children desperate. A “fake“ social service lady then (with his permission) calls and offers to help in cooperation with a church and/or charity to pay his back rent. I discovered through a conversation with an Anglican clergyman that others have been scammed by this same team. They are using the new government Covet 19 programs as a lever to perpetuate the scam. “A warning” to all our churches - be caring but check carefully the facts.

David Watt



MESSAGE FOR PASTORS OF HRUBA CHURCHES REGARDING HOSPITAL VISITING

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has released a request for clergy visiting hospitals:

  • - YOU MUST wear your hospital issued ID badge at all times.If you need an ID, they need to contact Spiritual Care at the QEII 473-4055 or DGH 465-8472 to register.
  • - PLEASE visit only patients who are requesting you to visit.
  • - DO NOT visit a number of patients in succession or travel from room to room.
  • - PATIENT LISTS will not be available at the spiritual care office at this time however the information desk can provide patient location, room number, etc. for you.
A letter from NSHA Central Zone Spiritual Care services can be found HERE

For those who would like one of the hospital chaplains to visit a patient on their behalf or if they have questions/concerns.

Baptist Chaplain, Rev. Adele Crowell (for the Halifax hospitals)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
902 402-3958

Spiritual Care Office – QEII 902-473-4055
Spiritual Care Office – DGH 902-465-8472
Spiritual Care Co-ordinator, Patricia O’Halloran 902-718-6128



Recognition of service with the Chaplaincy Committee

Chaplaincy 2018

Joao Matwawana and Hilde Carson receive thank you certificates for their many years of service with the HRUBA Chaplaincy Committee.  Presenters and chaplains, Adele Crowell and Ida Whitehouse also appear.
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