It is always an issue but it is crucially important that when a Catholic is admitted to the hospital the family ensure that the Priests are contacted so that appropriate support can be given. As access to the hospital may be restricted, especially at this time during the coronavirus emergency, one suggestion is that the patient carries a note to give to hospital staff on admission notifying staff that they are Catholic and that they would
really appreciate the Catholic chaplaincy service. This could be followed up by a telephone call from the family to the ward making the request.

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