We need to raise €376,000
In our small country 30,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed by the end of this year. For those people in Munster diagnosed with cancer, The Mercy will be at the forefront of diagnosis, research, treatment and care. We will be Leading the Fight Against Cancer.
Funds that you donate will deliver life-saving improvements including:
The Mercy Cancer CARE Centre – €261,000
The centre will provide a quiet, safe place for patients and families to help them deal with their cancer diagnosis or to receive ongoing support during their cancer journey through one-to-one support, peer-group sessions and bereavement counselling in a non-clinical and relaxed environment. Erica Mulvihill, Cancer Nurse Specialist says “The new centre will be a safe haven with comfortable non-intimidating surroundings where privacy and dignity are paramount, a non-clinical environment where patients can sit with family and nurses and go through the news that they have been diagnosed with cancer.” We’ve raised €621,958 to date but we need a further €261,000 to make the Cancer CARE Centre a reality.
You can help Mercy Hospital patients facing cancer
Tumour Genetics Testing for Bowel Cancer – €50,000
The Mercy Hospital is home to some of the country’s leading cancer and heart doctors. We plan to develop a Bowel Tumour Genetics Study here at the Hospital. This test examines the genetic make-up of a bowel cancer patient’s tumour to determine the likelihood that the cancer cells will spread and thus cause bowel cancer recurrence following surgery. This allows doctors to plan the best treatment options for that patient to give them the best chance of a successful recovery.
Rapid Access Prostate and Testicular Cancer Clinic – €45,000
Since 2008, our donors have helped to fund the provision of a Rapid Access Clinic for patients with cancers of the Prostate, Kidney, Bladder, Testes and Penis. We want to continue to provide this funding for a further two years while also continuing to support patients at the St. Therese’s Oncology Unit who are undergoing Chemotherapy.
General Enhancement of Medical Oncology Services – €20,000
Improved facilities in the ward are needed, such as; phlebotomy trollies and a treatment couch. We will also be funding our Oncology Patient Assistance Programme which helps patients with short term financial difficulties as a result of their illness.