How to stay

Each day families in need of accommodation are referred to Brú through the clinical nurse manager, staff nurse or social worker. They determine if the family meets the criteria for admission. The criteria is very simple:

  1. The family member must be deemed to be seriously ill by the nursing staff and it considered that the family members need to remain close by.
  2. Patient and the family being referred  must live a minimum of 30 miles or 48 kms from the hospital

If you have any questions regarding the referral criteria please do not hesiate to contact the office at 021-4345754. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

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Can patients stay?

No, Bru Columbanus provides accommodation to the relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals. To enable relatives to provide comfort and support to patients.

Our patient is in the Mercy Hospital, is it possible for us to stay in Brú Columbanus?

Yes, we provide accommodation for relatives of patients in all Cork Hospitals and the Hospice.

Brú Columbanus is just a ten minute walk or 2 minute drive from C.U.H.

Access to all of the hospitals in Cork and the Hospice can be made with ease from Brú Columbanus.

How much does it cost to stay in Brú?

There is no cost to stay in Brú Columbanus, the accommodation is provided free of charge. We rely on donations and fundraising initiatives to cover our running costs.

Is there parking facilities?

There is parking for our guests.

Will I have to share my room with another family?

No, each family is provided with their own private room.

How many beds in each room?

Each room has a double and single bed, we also have four family suites that can accommodate up to five people.

How many rooms can we have?

We provide one room per family.

Do we need to bring our own sheets and towels?

Sheets and towels are provided.

We have a small baby, do you have a travel cot?

We can provide travel cots, however, we would ask that you provide your own bedding for the travel cot.

Is there somewhere to wash our clothes?

Yes, we have four utility rooms each containing a washing machine and dryer for your convenience.

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Bru Columbanus
Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork