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Our Timeline

  1. 1994

    Professor Ernest Egan founded the Leukemia Trust now called Cancer Care West

    First professional fundraiser appointed.

  2. 2002

    University Hospital Galway designated supra regional cancer centre for West of Ireland

  3. 2005

    Opening of Radiotherapy department at University Hospital Galway

  4. 2006

    Building work at Inis Aoibhinn commences

  5. 2007

    Inis Aoibhinn opens and welcomes first 30 Residents and their families

  6. 2008

    Inis Aoibhinn extension

  7. 2009

    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

  8. 2012

    Cancer Care West and Galway University donate €1m to National University of Ireland Galway to fund Hardiman Research Scholarships

  9. 2013

    Patient Assistance Programme established

    Psyhco oncology service extended to Galway Clinic

  10. 2015

    Introduction of Support Services for Children

  11. 2017

    Donegal Cancer Support Centre opened in Letterkenny
    Psycho - Oncology service established at Letterkenny General Hospital

  12. 2019

    Launch of Mayo bus service