Hospital Visiting

Hospital Visiting

Jewish Hospital Visiting - Caring for Jewish patients

The government recognises that there are patients of different religions in hospital who wish to be visited by a member of their faith. In the unfortunate event that a Jewish person is in hospital, the Jewish Hospital Visiting Service, co-ordinated by US Chesed, will arrange for trained chaplins and visitors from the Jewish community to pay them a visit.  

The United Synagogue is the overall synagogal organisation that administers these chaplains and visitors for the Jewish community in London and the Home Counties.

If you know of anyone in hospital who would appreciate a visit please be in touch with us, as this is the only way we will know if they are in hospital. Hospitals no longer supply lists of patients who are Jewish (in order to comply with data protection requirements) so – if we do not know a patient is in hospital, they may miss out on a visit.

Senior Hospital Chaplain: Rabbi Stanley Coten  


Telephone: 07776516027 (This number will not be answered on Shabbat and Yom Tov)

Jewish Hospital Visiting Line: 020 8343 6238. (This phone line is not checked on weekends, bank holidays or Jewish holidays). Email -