Care of those pilgrims staying in the Accueil is provided by our team of volunteer nurses, carers and doctors. Each year around 30 professional clinical staff volunteer to travel with the pilgrimage to look after those with long-term conditions or disabilities during their stay.
Throughout the year planning meetings are held to ensure the needs of pilgrims will be met. The medical team often visit sick pilgrims in their homes to assess their individual requirements and to make sure that their stay in Lourdes will be comfortable and trouble-free.
If you are a healthcare professional and would like to join the dedicated team of doctors and nurses who care for our sick pilgrims please contact either the Chief Medical Officer, Dr John McKay or the Matron, Mrs Nuala Fitzmaurice. They can be contacted on the Medical Office phone 07970 943940 or by e-mail [email protected]
If phoning please bear in mind that most of the medical team work full time in the healthcare profession so if you are asked to leave a message on the answerphone be assured that your call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.