2nd February 2016
We wish to acknowledge with sincere thanks your very kind and generous support towards Maurice Timmins Marathon Runs, in aid of The Friends of St Luke’s for Cancer Care, Research and Cure. Maurice is a staunch supporter of St. Luke’s and with your help he has raised almost a Thousand Euro with his most recent runs.
St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network now comprises of three cancer centres:
- St Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar,
- St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at Beaumont Hospital
- St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at St James’s Hospital
The Friends of St. Luke’s, while continuing to support patients attending St Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar, will now support the needs of patients attending all three Cancer Centres.
In 2016, The Friends are funding some very important projects across the Network which include :
- Child and Adolescent play area for our paediatric service. St Luke’s is the only centre that provides Paediatric Radiation Therapy. The Friends are funding a dedicated space for both children and their families. This space will serve as a waiting room, counselling room and a quiet area for the recovery from anaesthetics. It will provide a much needed separate facility for teenage patients, who obviously don’t want to be with children or adults and need the latest technology available.
- Two new dedicated patient transport Minibuses which will transport patients staying at St Luke’s Rathgar to and from their treatment at our St Luke’s Centres at Beaumont and St James’ Hospitals.
VMAT radiotherapy will also be introduced at the Rathgar site which will provide shortened treatment times especially for head and neck cancer patients and the specialised paediatric service which requires extensive and complicated radiotherapy treatment. This service will significantly improve the patient experience.
The Friends will continue to support Oakland Lodge our “home from home” for patients who travel long distances for treatment. Oakland Lodge has some accommodation, which provides for a family member or friend stay also, which is a great comfort during a possibly stressful time. It is a wonderful facility and has been completely funded by our supporters and fundraisers.
It is only with the help of people like you, Bob, that we can continue to fundraise for St Luke’s and to ensure the full range of services continue to be available to all the patients who attend the St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network. Our aim is to support our patients in whatever way possible, as they go through their cancer journey and to create a warm and welcoming environment.
Many thanks again for your support and interest in our work; it is deeply appreciated by all who benefit.
Geraldine Watt (Mrs.)