Spiritual Care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Spiritual Health Practitioner is specially trained to help people discover and make use of the spiritual health resources available to them, both within themselves and in the community.

Respecting the various ways people look at Spiritual Health, which may or may not include religion, the Spiritual Health Practitioner will visit patients to offer spiritual support, if requested by the patient, the patient's family or by staff. The Spiritual Health Practitioner also offers spiritual support to staff and their families.

Sacred Space

The sacred space is for patients, families and staff needing a place of solace. The sacred space at NRGH is located on the basement level of the hospital. To access go down the stairs or elevator just past the cafeteria which is on the ground floor.

Scheduled events take place in the sacred space at NRGH:

Reiki’ Healing Touch, Third Monday of month: 10 a.m.- 2:45 p.m.
Cancer Support Group, Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
Zen Sits, Second Tuesday of month: 6:30 p.m.
Relaxation Group, Wednesdays, 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mindfulness Meditation Group, First four Fridays of month: 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Spiritual Health Practitioner

Marysia Riverin
marysia.riverin@viha.ca

Office Location

1003A (across from Code Brew coffee kiosk)

1200 Dufferin Cres
Nanaimo, B.C. 
V9S 2B7

250-755-7691 ext. 54022
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.