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:

Mercy Injury Unit, Gurranabraher (021)4926900

LIU Mallow(022)58506

LIU Bantry(027)52900


Content by Mairead Coffey, House Manager, Brú Columbanus, Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 19/01/2006.Last review Dr ÍOS 17/06/21.