Where The Funds Go

Here are some ways your donation to Galway Radiothon will make a difference in 2017… thank you.

At Cancer Care West

All the funds raised through Galway Radiothon donated to Cancer Care West will be used to fund and further develop Cancer Care West’s residential, long term accommodation, psycho oncology and cancer support services. Cancer Care West does not charge patients or their families/friends for using any of our services and we are hugely reliant on the generosity of our donors and supporters.

Here are just some of the ways your donation makes a difference:

  • €6,000 will pay for breakfast and evening tea for one month for all residents of Inis Aoibhinn and their guests.
  • €2,300 will pay the heating bill at Inis Aoibhinn for one month.
  • €1,000 for patient information packs to provide support and information to people newly diagnosed with cancer.
  • €200 will pay for five counselling sessions.
  • €600 will cover the cost of a four week nutrition course for 8 people.
  • €550 pays for a resident to stay for 1 week at Inis Aoibhinn, where they will receive residential accommodation, practical and emotional supports with 24 hour nurse availability.
  • €150 for a two hour exercise class for 20 people.
  • €250 for 4 complementary therapy sessions.
  • €250 to provide Manual Lymphatic drainage service for 1 person after cancer treatment.

At Galway Hospice

All monies allocated to Galway Hospice from Galway Radiothon will help ensure the free availability of fully-accredited specialist palliative care services to adults and children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses throughout Galway city and county, and on the adjoining islands, as well as providing support to their families and carers. These services include  Home Care (365 days per year), Inpatient Care (18 beds), Day Care (3 days per week), Bereavement Support (for as long as it is needed) and Education (for staff, carers and multidisciplinary professionals in the community).

Galway Hospice – The Facts:

  • Last year alone, the Galway Hospice Home Care Team made 7,237 ‘Hospice at Home’ visits to patients and their families.
  • There were 346 admissions to our 18-bed Inpatient Unit in Renmore and there were 1,324 attendances by patients at our Day Care Centre.
  • It is projected that demand for specialist hospice inpatient care will double in the next ten years, and late last year, Galway City Councillors, by majority decision, approved an application by Galway Hospice for the re-zoning of seven acres of land adjoining Merlin Park Hospital. This will now enable us to progress to the design and planning stages for the development of a new hospice at that location, which will enable us to meet the projected substantial increase in demand for hospice inpatient care for the people of Galway city and county.
  • Galway Hospice has become ever more reliant on voluntary donations such as yours in the current economic environment. Although the HSE has increased its level of funding for Galway Hospice, we are still required to raise €1.8 million per annum to meet the cost of providing essential patient services.

There is no charge for any of Galway Hospice’s services, and they are funded by the generosity of the people of Galway.

  • Cost of a visit by a Home Care Clinical Nurse Specialist to patients in their own homes – €168
  • Average Cost of looking after a patient at home (Average length of stay – 4 months) – €1,513
  • Cost of one day’s care in the specialist Inpatient Unit – €888
  • Cost of attendance at Day Care – €150
  • Cost of Art Therapy Session – €71
  • Cost of Aromatherapy Session – €35
  • Cost of a Physiotherapy Session – €35

Some day, someone you know may need our services. Others need us today.

Galway Radiothon is hugely important in helping us to meet that need.