Patient and visitor facilities
There is a reception desk in the foyer of the main Royal Victoria Hospital. It is open from 8am to 9pm and staff can assist with any queries you have.
Any illness can be a worrying experience for patients and families. You may experience different emotions and have a number of questions.
Chaplains visit wards regularly and listen to patients. They support the hospital community through their presence and prayers. The chaplaincy service is confidential and available to people of every faith and background. Read more about the chaplaincy service here.
There is a Quiet Room in the foyer of the main Royal Victoria Hospital building. It is open every day for private prayer, reflection, or simply as a place to think. Everyone is welcome to use the Quiet Room.
There is a regional interpreting service for all Health and Social Care organisations throughout Northern Ireland. For patients who do not speak English, hospital staff will arrange a face-to-face interpreter.
The service has more than 200 professional interpreters covering 33 registered languages.
Wheelchair access and disability services
If you have a disability or a speech, hearing or visual impairment, please let us know as soon as possible. We provide a range of services and facilities for people with disabilities, including:
- a drop-off and pick-up area at the main hospital entrance
- a number of parking spaces for blue badge holders
- toilets suitable for people using wheelchairs
Please ask any member of staff for further information about these services.
Shopmobility helps patients and visitors with limited mobility. It provides electric scooters and wheelchairs to help people get around the Royal Hospitals and City Hospital sites.