A new spiritual care quiet room at Ellesmere Port Hospital was officially opened recently by fundraising volunteer Alf Scorer.

The quiet room has been a long awaited space for quiet reflection within the hospital, and is open 24/7 for all patients, relatives and staff.

Head of chaplaincy services, the Rev John Kingsley, said: “We are very grateful to Alf and to all who have helped to raise funds for this new resource.

“We also extend our thanks to others who have been very much part of the planning and have helped in any way.

“Spirituality is about having space and time to reflect, and occasionally having someone to listen to your story and help you to come to terms with whatever you may be going through.”

A copy of the Trees of Light Book of Honour in memory of loved ones is being kept in the spiritual care quiet room.

The money raised from the Trees of Light is currently being used to employ a bereavement counsellor and also has helped to pay towards the provision of the quiet room.

If you would like to contact a member of the chaplaincy team please call 01244 364543.