Regina House Kilrush and Ennistymon Community Hospital Palliative Care Units.
A huge success story for Willie and Mary McGrath as founders of the West Clare Mini Marathon Charity, has been the opening of two single palliative care suites with ensuite assisted facilities, in Regina House, in Kilrush, in February 2004. The facility has benefitted from in excess of €180,000.00 in funding from Mini Marathon proceeds to date. The availability of palliative care in close proximity to the community of West Clare is of vital importance, as previously, the only alternative was for patients and their families to travel to Cahercalla, Galway or Limerick.
Ennistymon Community Hospital in North Clare has also benefitted from West Clare Mini Marathon funding for their Palliative Care Unit, ensuring that people can continue to avail of cancer care services in their locality.
The opening of the facility in Kilrush and support of the unit in Ennistymon is a phenomenal achievement and a huge step forward in the provision of cancer care for the people of West Clare and its environs.
Services Provided By The West Clare Cancer Centre
Professional Counselling is offered to both patients and family members to help them deal with the emotional difficulties a diagnosis brings. An appointment is necessary.
Taxi service to alleviate any difficulties patients may have in accessing treatment centres for radiotherapy and chemotherapy appointments.
Provision of palliative aids for patients home use.
Funding the palliative care units at Regina House in Kilrush and in Ennistymon Community Hospital.
Funding travel for patients to pilgrimage destinations such as Lourdes and Medjugorje.
Night Nurse services are provided where the need arises.
Complementary Therapies – Note Patients must first obtain medical consent before engaging in any complementary therapy.
Contact us or call into our Centre in Corry Lane, in Kilkee, to discuss your needs.
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