The Chaplaincy Department supports the view that holistic care is a vital component of the care offered at the hospital. The pastoral and spiritual dimension of healing is therefore, an important aspect of the work of the Chaplains.
The Chaplaincy Service at NRH continues the tradition of providing spiritual and pastoral care to patients, staff and visitors. They also arrange contact for patients with designated Chaplains from other faiths on request.
The Pastoral Team
The Chaplaincy team is ably assisted by a number of pastoral volunteers who work as Lectors, and Eucharistic Ministers during our Chapel services. Some also provide the music while others chat to the patients and offer wheelchair assistance to patients who may need it as they return to the Wards after Mass.
Mass is celebrated from Monday to Friday at 6.00pm and on Sundays at 10.30am.
On the second Wednesday of the month the Sacrament of the Sick is administered during 6.00pm Mass.
Patients who are unable to come to the Chapel can tune in to services by CCTV transmission in most wards. Other services are arranged during the different seasons of the liturgical Church year.
The Chaplains visit patients in the wards on a regular basis. Newly admitted patients are normally visited within forty eight hours after admission.
Contact Number for the Chaplaincy Office: 01 235 5272