Newcomer Tom McKinlay has joined CHFT from Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton and The Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge, London.
Born in Glasgow, he has lived most of his life in East Kilbride before moving to Leyland in Lancashire.
Working alongside Reverend George Spencer, Tom will be based at CRH whilst George is based at HRI.
Our new Chaplain studied at The University of Glasgow after pursuing a call to Christianity, and has served in Baptist Churches since 1981 across the country, including in Northampton, Blackburn & Hartlepool.
Tom told us: "The thing I love most about my job is coming alongside people whose journey through life has been interrupted through illness or injury, I’m privileged to listen to their story."
"My aim is to help them discover resources within themselves that will empower them to move on with hope for the future; even if their experience has been life-changing."