Cancer Care West operates a bus service for Mayo Cancer patients who travel to University Hospital Galway to receive treatment for cancer. The service which commenced in early February 2019 transports patients to Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West’s residential facility on a Monday and home again on the Friday after their week’s treatment.
Every year approximately 250 people from Co. Mayo have to travel to University Hospital Galway to receive Radiotherapy treatment. Radiotherapy treatment is generally 6-8 weeks duration with one treatment per day. Cancer Care West runs its own 33-bedroom residential service, Inis Aoibhinn, on the grounds of UHG which provides accommodation, Monday to Friday for radiotherapy patients who travel long distances from home for their treatment. Each year the lodge accommodates over 100 such patients from Mayo and the provision of this service will mean patients have the option of availing of the free transport service to Inis Aoibhinn on Monday mornings, and home again on Fridays.
To find out more information on this service please call Inis Aoibhinn at 091 545000