A KERRY charity is launching a major campaign to develop a Cancer Centre of Excellence at University Hospital Kerry.
Representatives of the Comfort for Chemo Kerry group has already held talks with management at University Hospital Kerry and it has been established that the potential is there for cancer and chemotherapy services in the county to be expanded.
The charity’s main target is to develop a Centre of Excellence that would provide care for cancer patients and their families with a separate, purpose-built unit on the grounds of UHK.
Cllr Mikey Sheehy, a member of the Comfort for Chemo Kerry charity committee, said all involved are happy that cancer and chemotherapy services in Kerry could potentially be expanded.
“The primary goal of our charity is to provide comfort to those in need of chemotherapy services in Kerry and we are delighted that this target is now firmly in place with both our committee and management at UHK on board,” he said.
The charity has a number of patrons lending their help and patrons include GAA legend Maurice Fitzgerald, Munster and Irish Rugby star Mick Galwey, Radio Kerry presenter Elaine Kinsella and Listowel scribe Billy Keane.
Comfort for Chemo Kerry is planning to a gala launch in September.
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