Brú Columbanus


Cork Emergency Departments



Referral Information

  • Families are referred through the ward where their relative is a patient.
  • The Clinical Nurse Manager, her Deputy or Social Worker can make a referral if a family is eligible.
  • Accommodation cannot be pre – booked. The referral is made on the day that the relative is admitted to the ward.
  • A family is eligible for referral if their relative is 1) Critically ill 2) They live a long distance from the hospital 3) Their relative is a long stay patient.
  • Special circumstances may apply for people who live nearer that need to remain near their relative overnight due to the seriousness of their condition.
    • In this case the House Manager will discuss the circumstances with the Clinical Nurse Manager in charge of the ward.
  • If there is a room available the House Manager will telephone the relevant ward to give a check – in time to the family.

Please do not come to Brú Columbanus until you receive confirmation that there is a room available.

Making a Referral

  • Referrals are to be made through the Clinical Nurse Manager, staff nurse or social worker who will fill out a referral form if he/she believes the family meets one of the criteria necessary for referral.
  • Referrals are to be faxed to Brú Columbanus by 11.30am each day.
    • Fax Number is: 021 4345798
  • The House Manager will telephone the relevant ward to give the family a check in time if there is a room available for them.

Print version Referral Form


Facilities at Brú Columbanus

  • Reception area and offices Reception room to check – in families
  • 24 family rooms with ensuite facilities
  • Kitchen and dining facilities
  • Spacious living rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recreation rooms
  • Prayer room
  • Meeting rooms which can be hired out to groups for training purposes etc

If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended: MUH (021) 4271971 M-UCC at SMHC (St. Mary’s Health Campus) (021) 4926900 CUH (021) 4920200 LIU Mallow General Hospital (022) 58506 Bantry General Hospital (027) 52900

Content by Mairead Coffey, House Manager, Brú Columbanus, Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 19/01/2006.Last review Dr. ÍOS 3/09/14.