IT has been providing a truly wonderful service to patients travelling from Kerry to hospitals in Cork for the past nine years and now the Kerry Cancer Support Group is ready to launch a new health link bus service to Limerick.
It has been piloted for the past year and the service is now ready to go on the road with a new bus dedicated to the service.
The route starts in St Brendan’s Church in Tralee and serves north Kerry and parts of west Limerick. It is hoped that the service will operate on a very similar basis to that operating to Cork University Hospital.
The new route will be run with full co-operation from the Mater Private Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre.
Kerry Cancer Support Group Manager, Breda Dyland, remarked: “This is a great opportunity to develop the service, after researching what our service users need. We know from our Cork service that we can provide what our users need on a daily basis”.
She added: “After consulting with our members, our trustees and the Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre, we are now taking this important step forward to enhance our position and help prepare our service users and the region for the next decade”.
Ann Harnett, Manager of the Mid-Western Radiation Oncology Centre, said getting to the centre for treatment presents a significant challenge to some patients and they are delighted to support this initiative which will benefit patients and their families
The Kerry Cancer Support Group is dedicated to providing the best quality service to users, providing dedicated drivers on its routes so that service users have a real sense of security
To book a seat on either service or for more information call 066-7195560.
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