Search

First muslim chaplain appointed for patients at King George Hospital

PUBLISHED: 16:22 17 September 2013 | UPDATED: 16:22 17 September 2013

Patients at King George Hospital will now be able to see a muslim chaplain.

Zakiyah Gangat has joined the trust behind the hospital in Barley Lane, Goodmayes, as the first representative of Islam on the multi-faith chaplaincy team.

She will be responsible for delivering pastoral care to patients at staff at King George Hospital as well as Queen’s Hospital, in Romford.

Zakiyah, originally from Canada, is an Islamic scholar, speaks four languages including Gujurati and Urdu, and has a degree in psychology and health.

Tim Coleman, chaplain for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are really delighted to welcome Zakiyah to the team. She shows enthusiasm for the role and engages with warmth and concern.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder