Pastoral care

Every clinic is a world of its own, and it's easy getting used to these new surroundings, its rhythms and its flow. Perhaps your thoughts keep going back to what has happened to you. Perhaps you're worried about the future. Perhaps feelings of hope and fear are alternating like the ebb and flow of the sea. We are here to offer you our support in times just like these.


Our interdenominational Room of Tranquility is open to anybody looking for a moment of quiet and contemplation.

Discussion and support for patients, their relatives and friends, and all clinic staff

We offer support in coping with illness and dealing with crises, and provide help through emotionally difficult times. You will experience solidarity through common prayer and worship, and strength and hope by receiving the sacraments.

Although we regularly visit all of the wards, it is not possible for us to get to every patient. We therefore invite you to ask for us when you would like us to pay you a visit. You can let us know by informing the nursing staff. It does not matter which faith or church you belong to – most important to us is the establishment of a trusting ecumenical relationship.

The Chaplains are:

Protestant pastoral care:


Dietrich Jeltsch
Protestant Pastor


+49 (0)228 - 381. 745


Catholic pastoral care:


Hans-Bernd Hagedorn
Pastoral assistant
Catholic clinic chaplain
Tel.: +49 (0)228 - 381. 364
Prof. Herbert Sibbe


Our joint office is in room -26 - Ward B+1


In the main building, our Room of Tranquility invites you to experience a moment of quiet and contemplation. It is there for anybody who is looking for, and in need of, some 'time out' – regardless of their religion or beliefs.

Church services

You are warmly invited to attend the services that are held in the Room of Tranquility:


Every Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Catholic service
Every Thursday 6:30 p.m. Protestant service


You may also receive the Holy Communion or sacrament in your room on request. Please ask the nursing staff to let us know.


We wish you all the best and God's blessing, both during your stay here and in the future.

The clinic's Chaplains