Catholic Healthcare Council of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

This Council comes under the Episcopal Commission for Pastoral Care

Contact details

Sister Pat O’Donovan, CORI Secretariat, Saint Mary’s, Bloomfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.  Tel: +353 (0) 1 6677343 or + 353 (0) 1 6677322. Email: 

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Episcopal Members, who form the Council for Healthcare of the Irish Episcopal Conference:

Bishop John Buckley (Chair)
Bishop Raymond Field
Bishop Ray Browne

Definition of Healthcare:

Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO). Healthcare is defined as the care of those who are in general or specialised hospitals and related ancillary facilities, hospice care, nursing homes, community residential care units for the elderly, centres for persons with intellectual and/or physical disability and those in receipt of care in their homes or other centres committed to healthcare.


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