Lutheran Hospital Chaplaincy is offered on a regular basis to Lutheran patients in the inner-city hospitals of Melbourne by a part time District Hospital Chaplain. Currently the Hospital Chaplain role is vacant. Pr Gordon Wegener, District Pastor for Service and Witness, is acting in this role.
Chaplaincy is offered to Lutheran patients, many coming to Melbourne for critical care from across Victoria and nearby states, some for a short-term stay, and others for a slow and complex return to health, where their lives may be forever changed. Patients and their families express appreciation for Lutheran pastoral care during their stay in hospital.
With the patient’s permission, you may contact the acting District Hospital Chaplain Pastor Gordon Wegener to arrange a visit to Melbourne inner suburbs hospitals.
Melbourne hospitals regularly covered are Alfred; Austin/Repat; Cabrini; Caritas Christi; Epworth Richmond; Epworth Freemasons; St Vincent's Private East Melbourne; St Vincent's Private Fitzroy; Mercy Heidelberg; Mercy Private; Peter MacCallum; Royal Children’s; Royal Melbourne; Royal Women’s; St Vincent’s; and St Vincent’s Private.
For pastoral care to patients in hospitals other than those listed above, please contact the District Office, who can direct you to the local pastor in the area.
District Hospital Chaplaincy is partly funded through donations to the District Lenten Appeal and by funds raised by the This n That Community Store.
District Hospital Chaplain
Pastor Gordon Wegener
0412 200 946