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Yunus DudhwalaYunus Dudhwala

Yunus Dudhwala is the Multifaith Manager at Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, located in an area with one of the highest Muslim populations in the country. He started providing spiritual care to patients on a voluntary basis in 1998, prior to his appointment as the first person from a minority faith to head a chaplaincy service in the NHS. He is a regular trainer on national chaplaincy courses and was elected to the Council of the College of Healthcare Chaplains in 2003. He has served as a mosque Imam in Seven Kings, Essex and East Ham, London and also worked as a full-time Imam at the high security Belmarsh prison. Yunus is from Blackburn and a graduate of Darul-Uloom, Bury and Al-Azhar University, Cairo and a frequent speaker at Islamic events and youth meetings.