Cancer support charity sees surge in demand

by Louise Doyle A LETTERKENNY based cancer support charity has seen a surge in the number of people availing of its services, and has warned funding its work into the future will be a “constant concern.” Cancer Care West has said the increased demand on its services was both “challenging” and “predicted” in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

Letterkenny woman hoping to turn the town pink for breast cancer awareness

By Dionne Meehan A LETTERKENNY woman who is currently undergoing treatment is hoping to raise vital funds for Cancer Care West by holding a Pink Walk and Run on Sunday, October 15. Currently undergoing chemo for breast cancer, Lisa Gallagher found herself with a lot of time on her hands when she couldn’t return to […]

Helping to make a difference, one patient at a time

In this week’s edition of The Third Degree Paul catches up with Grainne Duffy and Sinead Boyce-Haslam from Cancer Care West (CCW) ahead of their charity skydive in July and to hear all about the work they do. Grainne: I live in Ballybofey with my partner Michael. We have two girls, Hannah, 13, and Grace, […]

Support Group Meeting for Stoma Patients in Donegal

Clinical Nurse Specialists from Letterkenny University Hospital are organising a support group meeting for patients with a stoma and their families on Tuesday, March 28 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Jodie-Anne McIntyre and Mary Sweeney, who are the Clinical Nurse Specialists organising the event, will be joined by the inflammatory bowel […]