Living With Cancer

We are here to support you everyday during and after your treatment here with us at the Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre.

 

Every single treatment journey is different, so if it helps you, please ask any questions you have and tell us how you are feeling. If you prefer not to then that’s fine too.

If you would like to know more about support groups, we will do our best to inform you.

The "Cancer Information and Support Centre" onsite is a great source of support and information, from booklets to support groups to just having a nice place to pop-in to and have a chat or a cuppa.

  • Through the centre there are resources and supports that we can refer you, which may be of help to you

    • Dietitian
    • Social worker
    • Counsellor
    • Clinical psychologist
    • Complementary therapists
    • Smoking cessation officer
    • Information and support centre
    • Speech and language therapist
    • Physiotherapist
    • Lymphoedema clinic/nurse
    • Cancer Information and Support centre
    • Palliative Care Team
    • Information booklets

     

    Cancer Information and Support Centre

    This is a a fantastic facility which has drop-in services as well as organised support groups. It is located here on the grounds, close by to the radiotherapy suite. You and your family can drop in for a chat, to relax or to find out more about available services and supports

    • information booklets
    • counselling services
    • complementary therapies
    • support groups

    Any member of our team can direct you to the centre or you can call on 061 485163.

     

    Pastoral Care

    There is access to pastoral care services provided in the hospital. There is a full time catholic pastoral care team and visiting ministers from other denominations. If you would like to meet one of the team, let us know so that we can organise it for you. There is a chapel located in the main hospital.

  • There is a huge amount of support available in the wider community and we can help you access this or to find out more. Below are just some of the groups available.

     

    Cancer Information & Support Centre
    University Hospital Limerick,
    Dooradoyle,
    Limerick.Tel: 061 485163

     

    CARE Cancer Support Centre
    14 Wellington Street,
    Clonmel,
    Tipperary. Tel: 052 6182667
    Email: caresupport@eircom.net

     

    Kerry Cancer Support Group
    Acorn Centre, Apartment 124,
    Tralee Town Centre Apartments,
    Main Street, Tralee,
    Kerry.
    Tel: 066 7195560
    Email: kerrycancersupportgroup@eircom.net

     

    Recovery Haven
    5 Haig's Terrace

    Tralee

    Kerry

    Tel:066 7192122 

    Email: recoveryhaven@gmail.com

     

    South Eastern Cancer Foundation
    The Solas Centre
    Williamstown, Waterford
    Tel: 051 304604
    Email: info@solascentre.ie

     

    Suir Haven Thurles Cancer Support Centre
    Clongour Road
    Clongour, Thurles
    Tipperary
    Tel: 0504 21197

     

    North Tipperary Hospice “In Home Care”
    Suaimhneas, Nenagh Cancer Support Centre
    2 Clonaslee, Gortlandroe,
    Nenagh, Co.Tipperary
    Tel: 067 37403

    Email: northtipperaryhospice@gmail.com