Purple House Cancer Support

Posted on 7 Apr 2020
Purple House Cancer Support Centre

Purple House Cancer Support Centre was featured in the Irish Examiner on 15 April 2020 and The Irish Times on 18 April 2020, supported by the #CommunityResponseIRL campaign.

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Purple House Cancer Support Centre was also featured on RTE.ie on 15 April 2020, supported by the #CommunityResponseIRL campaign.

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Founded in 1990, Purple House Cancer Support is Ireland’s first community-based cancer support centre.

As soon as the restrictions for COVID-19 were announced, Purple House Cancer Support Centre established a COVID-19 Cancer Support Team to move all physical services out of the Cancer Support Centre and instead start offering them in a non-contact online environment.

These services include:

  • Telephone Counselling - to ensure that cancer patients are supported from their hospital bed or the comfort for their own home.
  • Hospital Transport - to ensure that cancer patients can continue to access their chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.
  • Food Hampers - to ensure that patients don't have to compromise their immune systems by visiting busy supermarkets.
  • Remote Classes on Facebook Live and through Zoom - to ensure that patients and family members can still stay connected and take part in Purple House's cancer survivorship programmes.
  • Distribution of Purple House Snoods (headgear) to be used as Face-masks - with the shortage of face masks and the need for them to be kept for medical staff, Purple House snoods make a perfect face-mask.

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