On behalf of the team at Daisy Hill Hospital, here’s what you need to know about their “Virtual Visiting” service to help connect patients in hospital with their families at home during these challenging times.
Our parish team supports Catholic Chaplaincy at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry. Every day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, one of our team is on call for the hospital. In addition, some of the Sisters and clergy of the parish visit the hospital each afternoon and minister with the patients and staff.
Recent data protection laws have led to a change in how we can access patient information in Daisy Hill Hospital. With that in mind and to help ensure that our Catholic patients receive a visit from the chaplain if they so desire it, Catholic patients are asked to please consent to a visit if they’re asked this by the nursing team. They can always call us over when they see us in the wards, ask a nurse to contact us on their behalf or a family member can invite us to visit with them. The patient or a member of their family can always invite their local priest to come visit them as well.
If you need to contact a chaplain in an emergency, please ask a member of the nursing team, ask at Reception or ring Reception at 02830835000.
Baptisms in Daisy Hill Hospital
If your child has been baptised in Daisy Hill hospital he/she will have been registered as baptised in our parish records (Daisy Hill hospital is situated within the Parish of Middle Killeavy). If your child has been baptised in another hospital outside this parish the records will be in the parish church of where that hospital is situated.
Where your child has already been baptised in the hospital, your home parish will help guide you in celebrating a church ceremony which represents the welcoming of your child into the Christian community.