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Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Services

The Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Service is a multi-denominational team of chaplains providing spiritual and emotional support as an integral part of total patient care.

The chaplains can provide pastoral care for all patients and respect the right of every person to accept or decline this offer. We provide support for patients, their families and staff by being a listener, a comforter, an advocate, a companion and a resource. We liaise with ministers, from other Christian traditions and leaders/representatives from other faiths.

The chaplain on duty will always endeavour to make the necessary arrangements if any of our patients require a visit from a member of their denomination or faith tradition.

Religious services 


  • Mon to Fri:  13.30
  • Saturday:     18:00
  • Sunday:        08:20 and 11:00

All services include Holy Days.

Additional services

  • On Sundays, Holy Communion is distributed between 10.00 and 11.00 on the hospital wards and by request on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Any patient wishing to take the sacrament of confession can request this through the hospital’s nursing staff.
  • Remembrance services are held to acknowledge and remember patients and staff who have died in the previous year. Family members are invited to these services.

The chaplaincy team

  • Claire Best (co-ordinator)
    • tel:(01) 221 5109

Herbert Wing

  • Caoimhe Doherty
    • tel:(01) 221 4325
  • Fr. Damien O’Reilly
    • tel:(01) 221 4325

Central Block    

  • Fr. Liam Cuffe
    • tel:(01) 221 4325
  • Jenny Cuypers
    • tel:(01) 221 4325

Nutley Wing

  • Mark Davis
    • tel:(01) 221 4325
  • Eddie O’Farrell, (C.S.Sp.)
    • tel: (01) 221 4325

Visiting clergy

  • Ms. Hilda Plant, Church of Ireland
    • tel:(01) 221 4325
  • Rev. Terry Lilburn, Church of Ireland
    • tel:(01) 221 4325
  • Susan Dawson, Presbyterian Church
    • tel:(01) 830 2738


tel:        (01) 221 4325


Ground Floor – Nutley Wing
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4

Opening Hours

See time of the pastoral drop-in service on the door of the chaplain’s offices.