Irish Cancer's vital services to families in Eire

Jun 12, 2014

Putting Your Donation To Work...

Dear Supporter,

We at the Irish Cancer Society would like to say THANK YOU for your generous support and donation to help us in our fight against Cancer.

The money you have donated, an AMAZING €3915 to date, is helping us to provide much needed support to the thousands of families across Ireland who are living with and battling this terrible disease. This year alone, over 30,000 people in Ireland will develop cancer and approximately 8,400 people in Ireland will die from the disease.

With the help of generous donations like yours we at the Irish Cancer Society aim to improve the lives of those living with cancer through our varied services;

Cancer Information Services

The Cancer Information Service includes the National Cancer Helpline (Freefone 1800 200 700), cancer chat and social media. The service is free and confidential, staffed by specialist cancer nurses, providing advice and support to people concerned about cancer. During 2013 our nurses supported 17,469 enquiries. 30,057 people also interacted with our cancer information service through social media during 2013.

Night Nursing Service

Night nurses care for cancer patients across the country in their own home during the last days of their life. During 2013 the Society’s night nurses cared for 1,868 patients, providing 7,770 nights of care.

Patient Support service

Care to Drive is a free transport service, whereby trained volunteer drivers bring cancer patients to and from their hospital treatment so that travelling to and from the hospital is one less thing the patient needs to think about. Care to Drive operates from 14 hospitals across the country (St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Sligo General Hospital, St. James’s Hospital, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Mid-Western Regional Hospital Limerick, Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, Tallaght Hospital, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore, Waterford Regional Hospital, Cork University Hospital, The Mercy University Hospital Cork, Kerry General Hospital) with plans to expand the service to Galway University Hospital in 2014. In 2013 Care to Drive brought 687 patients on 12,160 journeys.

Currently, thanks to donations like yours, we have the ability to help on average 6,000 families, per week. Thank you for joining us in our fight against cancer, with your support We won’t give up until cancer does!

To see more of the services we provide and for further information on the work that we do please click on the link below


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Project Leader

Sinead Gillespie

Dublin 4, Dublin Ireland

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Map of Irish Cancer's vital services to families in Eire