The Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, was today (Tuesday) impressed by what he saw at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
The Right Reverend was joined by Rev John McMahon, Chaplain and Lily Stevenson, the Moderator of Dumfries Presbytery.
He was welcomed by Dawn Allan, Spiritual Care Lead, alongside Phil Jones, Chairman and Eddie Docherty, Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals.
Dawn says: “The visit provided a fantastic opportunity to showcase our amazing new hospital, and in particular The Sanctuary which is a non-denominational area for peace, prayer and support.
“The Sanctuary itself sits in the heart of the new hospital and features an area which cost host a gathering, quiet side rooms and special facilities for washing ahead of prayer, as required by different religions.
“It was extremely fitting that the Right Reverend was given the opportunity to see for himself the first class services that are available here at NHS Dumfries and Galloway.”