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Cancer Care West


University Hospital Galway, Galway City, County Galway

Cancer Care West

Cancer Care West is the west of Ireland cancer charity dedicated to supporting those whose lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Our aim is to enhance patient care and well being and to provide supports to cancer patients and their families during and after their treatment.

We aim to provide a holistic service that complements medical treatment through the provision of residential accommodation and cancer support services. Cancer Care West also provides cancer awareness and educational programmes and undertakes research on patient care.


Cancer Care West's residential facility, Inis Aoibhinn, is located on the grounds of University Hospital Galway and provides accommodation to cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy at UHG. Inis Aoibhinn provides a 'home away from home' environment for patients. It comprises 33 en suite bedrooms and had facilities for a patient's family member or guest to share. Inis Aoibhinn opened in 2007 and consistently operates at full capacity. There is no cost to cancer patients or family members for staying at Inis Aoibhinn.

Cancer Care West's cancer support centre provides a range of individual support, workshops and groups for every type and stage of cancer. Individual supports include one to one counselling, clinical psychology, massage and reflexology as well as benefits advice. Courses include stress management, living with cancer mindfulness, creative writing and creative art.

There is no charge to cancer patients or family members for using any of the services provided by Cancer Care West.

where your money goes

Donations to Cancer Care West go towards the funding and further development of our Residential and Cancer Support Services.All of our services are made available to cancer patients and their families at no charge.