Every week, cancer patients from all over Mayo travel to and from University Hospital Galway for radiotherapy treatment.
These patients will receive one treatment per day for six to eight weeks during which time they will stay at Inis Aoibhinn, our residential lodge on the grounds of the hospital. Inis Aoibinn is a crucial service, making the toughest times in a person’s life a little easier.
But to help them there, we need your help.
Many of these patients are elderly and may not be able to drive themselves. Some live in rural communities in Mayo without any access to public transport. Not only do they have to worry anout their illness, they also invariably worry about how they can get to the hospital and back again each week.
We want to take that worry away for them.
Currently a bus service exists for Donegal, Sligo and even County Galway cancer patients, but so such service exists for the people of Mayo. In response to this Cancer Care West has recently purchased a new 29 seater bus to provide transport for these patients that are staying with us at Inis Aoibhinn.
This service, as with all our services, will be offered free of charge to cancer patients and their families.
This is an appeal for help to support the costs of providing this vital service.
It’s not the bus you want to find yourself on, but it’s the one some people need to be on