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Kerry Cancer Support Group


124 Tralee Townhouse Apartments, Main Street, Tralee, Kerry - V92 D567

Kerry Cancer Support Group

Kerry Cancer Support Group Health Link Transport was established 14 years ago to provide essential transport services to and from Cork to enable Cancer Patients attend appointments to receive treatment. To date the 100% voluntary funded organisation has provided transport to over 75% of those diagnosed in the region to cancer related appointments. From humble beginnings in 2010 we now provide practical supports to our service users such as a free bus service 5 days a week, bridging transport service provided in a jeep sponsored by Ford, information service to schools and community groups and a peer companion service. Over 2 million km has been covered while taking service users to 8 hospitals across Cork, Limerick and Galway in the past 14 years. We replaced our Cork bus with a wheelchair accessible one in 2023. The service is only made possible by the dedication of our bus drivers and volunteers. We help people through their journey with
the help of funding of community groups, donations, sponsorship and fundraising activities. The service is completely free to the service user and confidentiality is guaranteed. We have an arrangement with the hospitals where our service users have a “block booking”. This means that those who travel on the buses are seen together so there are no delays and long waiting times for appointments. The demand for the transport service has been increasing each year. Transport to and from appointments benefit the patient and also family members and can reduce a lot of anxiety and stress. Our service users stay in touch long after their time on the bus has finished. We like to say they start as patients and leave as friends and no one should face their cancer journey alone.

where your money goes

Funding goes into the operation of our healthlink transport services. 


Fourteen years ago, we listened. One of the biggest concerns for those being diagnosed with cancer in our region was how to get to our Centre’s of excellence for treatment. In 2010 Kerry Cancer Support Group put a service on the road to meet that need and 14 years later we are still meeting the needs not only of people in Kerry but in parts of Cork and Limerick too. Transport is seen as an essential part of treatment. We are a community based charity and provide a community based transport service to people accessing Cancer Treatment Centres in Kerry, Cork and Limerick.


14 Years of Kerry Cancer Support Group – Driving Recovery

·         2,038,498 KM travelled (that is nearly 50 times around the world!!)

·         Over 75% of those diagnosed in the region have been transported by us

·         8 Hospitals in the region covered

·         We have gone through 6 buses and 6 jeeps (jeeps kindly sponsored by Kerry motor Works)

·         We have had 11 bus drivers

·         We currently have a bank of 15 voluntary drivers

·         Countless volunteers who have supported and fundraised for us

·         We have on average 200 fundraisers a year

·         We give on average 30 awareness talks to schools and groups throughout the year

·         We have 8 women’s groups around the county and beyond knitting and crocheting blankets for our care packs