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Saturday 22 September 2018

Irish Cancer Society launches patient transport service

The Irish Cancer Society launched a free patient transport service for patients in Louth
The Irish Cancer Society launched a free patient transport service for patients in Louth

The Irish Cancer Society launched the latest phase of its free patient transport service for patients in Louth.

The volunteer driver service was launched last week in Louth with thirty newly trained and Garda vetted volunteer drivers.

These are people who will be available to collect cancer patients from their homes across Louth and the surrounding counties, and drive them to and from their chemotherapy appointments in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Cavan General Hospital along with also bringing people for appointments and/or treatment in the partner Dublin hospitals which include Tallaght, the Mater, St. Vincent's and St. James's.

The availability of transport to and from appointments and treatment can be an invaluable resource for patients and their families.

Patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Louth who would like to avail of the service can contact their hospital healthcare professional for referral.

Alternatively they can contact the Volunteer Driver Service team on 01 231 0522/ transport@irishcancer.ie or visit www.cancer.ie for more information.

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