Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How far is it from Cork University Hospital?
Brú Columbanus is just a ten minute walk or 2 minute drive from C.U.H.

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?
This is not necessary, all are rooms are fully made up when our guests arrive and fresh linen can be provided on request.

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.