When Parishioners are admitted to hospital they should make sure that they tell the hospital staff that they are Catholic, and express their wish that this information be passed to the Catholic Chaplain. Those responsible for children or those who are unconscious when admitted should do likewise.
Unless you do this, the Catholic Chaplaincy Team will not know that you are there and may pass you by when they are visiting the wards.
Hospital staff need you to tell them this so that your information can be passed on.
Otherwise, the Data Protection Act and Patient Confidentiality rules will prevent the information from being passed on to the Chaplaincy Team.