Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care

Department in Depth

  • Offers spiritual care and emotional support to patients, families and staff particularly during times of crisis.
  • Responds to the sacramental and ritual needs of patients, families, and staff.
  • Offers comfort and support to patients and family members during the dying process, and to facilitate appropriate expression of grief.
  • Offers spiritual care as integral members of multi-disciplinary teams, fostering a holistic philosophy and promoting inter-professional partnerships.
  • Provides assistance to patients and families in resolving issues that involve ethical and/or religious values and concerns.
  • Promotes sensitivity to patient/family spiritual and cultural issues that impact treatment.

Camino Rest

Camino Rest serves as a house of prayer, a sacred and quiet space for people of all faith traditions and also for those who express no spiritual preference or faith.

It is a sanctuary where patients, visitors and staff can rest, reflect and refresh themselves through prayer, meditation or other accepted forms of personal renewal.

Booking: Applications to use the Camino Rest outside those regularly scheduled are required to submit a request to the Head of Pastoral Care /Chaplaincy Services by e-mail to:  

Mass Times

Monday – Friday 8.30am

Vigil Mass (Saturday): 6.00 p.m

Sunday: 8.30a.m. and 10.00 a.m

Holy Days of Obligation and Lent: 8.30am & 12.30pm

Bank Holidays: 10.00 a.m.


Chaplains are available throughout the hospital during the day, Monday through Friday. A priest chaplain is available, on request, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. He can be contacted on Bleep 686.

To access the chaplain on duty please ask the nurses on the ward, or if ringing from outside the hospital Phone 410 3000 and the hospital switch will page the chaplain on duty.

The Department also arranges for Ministers of the Eucharist to bring Holy Communion to patients.

In addition to this daily visits are made to the wards by Roman Catholic Chaplains. There are also regular visits by Church of Ireland Chaplains.

Ministers from other faiths visit on request.