About Us

Mission Statement

Cancer Care West is dedicated to providing support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis in a safe, nurturing and accessible environment.

We aim to provide a holistic service that complements medical treatment through the provision of residential accommodation and support services. Patient support is the central focus of everything we do. Our priorities are to equip all those we meet with the practical and emotional support they need to maintain peace of mind and quality of life. Staff at Cancer Care West apply the same principles of care, respect and support to each other as we do to the clients we have the privilege to serve.

Our community

Cancer Care West is a not for profit, West of Ireland registered charity (CHY11260), dedicated to supporting those whose lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Our aim is to enhance patient support and well being and to provide supports to cancer patients and their families during and after their treatments.

We aim to provide a holistic service that complements medical treatment through the provision of residential accommodation and support services. Cancer Care West also provides cancer awareness and educational programmes and undertakes research on patient care.

The Charity is governed by a Bord of Directors, representative of the medical sector by eminent cancer specialists as well as the business and wider community.

Caner Care West’s Residential facility is located at Inis Aoibhinn, on the grounds of University Hospital Galway. Our Cancer Support Centre is based at Seamus Quirke Road, Westside, a short walk from the hospital.

Cancer Care West provides support to cancer patients and their families from all over the West of Ireland including counties Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Limerick , Mayo, North Tipperary, Roscommon and Sligo.

All of Cancer Care West’s services are provided at no cost to patients and their families and we rely heavily on charitable fundraising and donations to meet the cost of these services.