With cancer in hospital, treatment focuses on the cancer. When someone is diagnosed with cancer in our community, Cancer Care West focuses on the person. People in our community are affected by cancer every day, directly or indirectly through a loved one. At Cancer Care West our vision is that no one should have to go through a cancer experience alone and everything we do has this vision in mind. We are here to support people from the moment they are diagnosed, through treatment and beyond. Our residential, long term accommodation and psychological support services are provided free of charge, to those who need us.
Our Vision is that no one will go through cancer alone.
Our Mission is to provide professional support services to cancer patients and their families throughout our region
Professor Ernest Egan founded the Leukemia Trust now called Cancer Care West
First professional fundraiser appointed.
University Hospital Galway designated supra regional cancer centre for West of Ireland
Opening of Radiotherapy department at University Hospital Galway
Building work at Inis Aoibhinn commences
Inis Aoibhinn opens and welcomes first 30 Residents and their families
Cancer Support Centre moves to dedicated building and is officialy opened by President Mary McAleese
3 additional rooms added at Inis Aoibhinn
Psycho oncology service established at University Hospital Galway
Cancer Care West and Galway University donate €1m to National University of Ireland Galway to fund Hardiman Research Scholarships
Patient Assistance Programme established
Psyhco oncology service extended to Galway Clinic
Donegal Cancer Support Centre opened in Letterkenny
Psycho - Oncology service established at Letterkenny General Hospital