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Earlier last year, Cancer Care West, the West of Ireland cancer charity, launched a new bus service for Mayo Cancer patients, who must travel to University Hospital Galway (UHG) to receive treatment for cancer.
Seán Kyne, Fine Gael senator in Galway has welcomed confirmation that construction has started on the new €62 million radiation oncology at UHG following disruption caused by Covid-19.
Gayle McDonagh is a firm believer in giving back to the community. So, during October when the Irish Cancer Society runs its annual Cups against Breast Cancer fundraiser as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she organises a coffee morning at her home in Co Galway.
In response to an urgent request from Saolta, Cancer Care West have made available their 33-bedroom lodge Inis Aoibhinn, to UHG in support of their fight against the COVID 19 epidemic.
Lymphoedema is pronounced lim-fo-dee-ma. It is a chronic (long-term) swelling caused by a build-up of fluid in the body’s tissues. This happens when the lymphatic system, which normally drains fluid away, is unable to work properly. Lymphoedema can affect any part of the body.
Construction will begin shortly on a new three-storey radiation oncology centre at University Hospital Galway. The facility is expected to open in two years.
Study seeks people who experienced medical GP errors
Sixty beds are set aside at University Hospital Galway for cancer patients who require urgent treatment.
Over 350 cancer patients and their families have travelled on the new new Mayo Cancer Care West bus which commenced service in March of this year.
Cancer Care West supports over 3,400 people in 2018 and has seen its numbers double in the last five