Mercy Cancer Appeal

The Mercy Cancer Appeal - Mercy University Hospital Foundation Cork

Mercy Cancer Appeal

The Mercy Cancer Appeal

In our small country, 30,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed by the end of this year. For those people in Munster diagnosed with cancer, Through the Mercy Cancer Appeal. The Mercy will be at the forefront of diagnosis, research, treatment and care. We will be Leading the Fight Against Cancer.

Through our Cancer Appeal, by using your donations, we will be able to fund projects that will improve outcomes and experiences for patients and their families on their cancer journeys.

Donate to the Mercy Cancer CARE Centre

Diagnosis: Cancer patients deserve the benefit of being diagnosed with the latest world-leading technology. We will support investment in equipment and predictive medicine to deliver faster and more accurate diagnostics resulting in personalised, more effective treatment plans for cancer patients.

Treatment: Our funding of technology and equipment will allow our medical and surgical teams to give patients access to the very best treatment options offering world-leading surgical outcomes to our cancer patients.

Clinical and Medical Research: With the support of Research Grants from the Foundation, our Surgical and Medical teams will be able to advance new treatments for many different cancers.

Care: We place the highest importance on patient dignity and care at the Mercy so that cancer patients feel comfortable and reassured throughout their treatment and their families feel welcomed. We are committed to funding a range of services and facilities that will improve their experiences.

Funds that you donate will deliver life-saving improvements including:

Psycho-Oncology

Thanks to our wonderful donors MUH is now one of 4 hospitals in Ireland offering this service. Our new Psycho-Oncology service is fully funded through donations and provides psychological support to patients with cancer experiencing emotions like anxiety, depression, distress and anger. In 2022 we saw over 300 patients use our Psycho-Oncology services between April and December. In order to expand this service in 2024 and to be able to help even more people we will need to raise more funds with your help.

Cancer CARE Centre

So far, with the help of many amazing supporters and donors, we have raised more than €1.5 million to establish the Mercy Cancer CARE Centre right here in the heart of Cork City, but our fundraising efforts cannot stop there, as we still have a good bit left to raise.

In 2019, we purchased a property at 9 Dyke Parade and were granted planning permission in late 2022. Dyke Parade is just around the corner from the Mercy University Hospital – about 200 meters from the front door.

The current timeline for the building is to finish construction in December 2023 and be open to receive patients for psycho-oncology services in early 2024. here.

The Mercy Cancer Appeal - Leading the fight against cancer - The Mercy University Hospital Foundation Cork