The Mercy Cancer Appeal

2017 – 2020 we need your help to raise €2 million

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.

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Through our Cancer Appeal, we want to make it better by using your donations to fund projects that will improve outcomes and experiences for patients and their families.

Diagnosis: Cancer patients deserve the benefit of being diagnosed with the latest world-leading technology. We will support investment in equipment and predictive medicine to deliver faster and more accurate diagnostics resulting in personalised, more effective treatment plans for cancer patients.

Treatment: Our funding of technology and equipment will allow our medical and surgical teams to give patients access to the very best treatment options offering world-leading surgical outcomes to our cancer patients.

Clinical and Medical Research: With the support of Research Grants from the Foundation, our Surgical and Medical teams will be able to advance new treatments for many different cancers.

Care: We place the highest importance on patient dignity and care at the Mercy so that cancer patients feel comfortable and reassured throughout their treatment and their families feel welcomed. We are committed to funding a range of services and facilities that will improve their experiences.

Funds that you donate will deliver life-saving improvements including:



Thanks to our wonderful donors MUH is now one of 4 hospitals in Ireland offering this service. Our new Psycho-Oncology service is fully funded through donations and provides psychological support to patients with cancer experiencing emotions like anxiety, depression, distress and anger. In 2020 we need to raise €50,000 to fund this service. In order to expand this service in 2021 and to be able to help even more people we will need to raise a further €90,000.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

The Mercy is currently the only hospital outside Dublin offering this service. It is vital in diagnosing and staging some of the most common cancers in Ireland including oesophageal, stomach, pancreatic and lung cancers. We still need to raise €100,000 in 2020 to keep this service in Cork.

3D Cancer Surgery

3D Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a modern day approach which allows surgeons to perform complex surgeries with greater speed, accuracy and precision. In 2020 we need a further €45,000 to fund this new system.

Cancer CARE Centre

Expected to cost in the region of €2.4 million we are very close to starting work on what will be the Foundation’s biggest project to date. We are delighted to have raised €1.35 million so far and now need to raise a further €1 million to create this new space for cancer patients and their families. You can read more on the Cancer CARE Centre here.


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