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Patient Supports


irish brain tumour support

Cork Brain Tumour Support Group was launched in April 2002. Meetings are once a month in a warm and friendly atmosphere. They offer group support to patients and families affected by a brain tumour. They provide information on services and facilities available. They offer emotional support and strategies of coping. There is also time for a cup of tea/coffee and an informal chat. For more information please contact: Caroline Kane @ 087 1465742


Daffodil Centre CUH - The facility is open to every member of the public and is a walk-in service so appointments are not needed. The services available are not confined to patients - the staff are also there to help people looking for information or general support.

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm – Monday to Friday Tel: 021 4234536


The Palliative Care Service helps to enhance the quality of life of patients with a life limiting illness which is appropriate and sensitive to the needs and individual choices of patients, families, carers and health professionals. This care aims to maximise physical, social, psychological, and spiritual support of patients, families and friends. The CUH service works closely with services in the community and at St Patrick’s Marymount Hospice.

cancer connect

Cancer Connect is a free, confidential transport service to Cork hospitals from West Cork for people receiving cancer treatment.

look good feel better

Look Good Feel Better- A make-up programme established to help women maintain their confidence and self esteem during and after their treatment.

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CanTeen Ireland is a nation-wide support group for young people who have or have had cancer, and for brothers, sisters and friends. 

kerry cork link bus 

Kerry Cork Health Link Bus - It is a community project that is open to all, without referral and at no cost. They aim to provide emotional, psychological and social support to individuals in need of guidance on their cancer journey.

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Bru Columbanus is an independent charity that provides "home from home" accommodation for relatives of seriously ill patients in any of the Cork Hospitals and the Hospice.

ACT Aid Cancer Treatment

The Friends of Cork University Hospital provide a voluntary tea bar service in the Unit's reception.  Members attend frequently during the week and serve tea, coffee and biscuits. The service is also supported by Aid Cancer Treatment A.C.T

The Medical Social Work Department  provides a service to help patients and their families cope with the impact of medical diagnosis.  The service focuses on the social and emotional aspects.  This involves working with those who may experience distress, crisis or trauma, breach of safety, bereavement and adjustment to loss.

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Throughout the year, the Cork City Hospitals Childrens Club brings sick and deserving children from CUH, Mercy Hospital, St. Gabriel's and the Cork Deaf Association on numerous trips as well as hosting many fun and exciting events.

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The Psycho-oncology serviceaims to give all cancer patients psychological care and emotional support when they need it.