Cork ARC was established in 2001. In April 2015, we opened Cork ARC Bantry, through which we have brought our services to the people of West Cork. For many years patients and relatives in West Cork were travelling to Cork for our services. Cork ARC in Bantry takes away this long journey. Living in West Cork brings specific challenges for cancer patients, rural isolation, large distances and issues of transportation being important ones. Cancer Connect provides support by transporting people from all over West Cork to our centre in Bantry.
The service operates in-house appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with remote services running Monday to Friday. No matter what stage of the cancer journey you are on, our message is simple: you are not alone. That’s the message from Grainne Prendergast, West Cork community cancer support nurse who runs Cork ARC Bantry. The house provides a safe confidential space for cancer patients and their families to go to when they need support on their cancer journey.
Services are provided by a team of Oncology nurses and trained volunteers and they are all free of charge. Grainne has over 20 years nursing experience working in oncology and palliative care in both the acute and community settings. She believes in supporting, advocating and empowering cancer patients and their families throughout all the stages of their cancer journey. Cork ARC, Bantry have close links also with “Ladies who Launch”, a survivorship initiative facilitated by Amy Walsh, chartered physiotherapist in association with West Cork Kayak Club, aimed at getting people who have had a cancer diagnosis or living with cancer out onto the water.
A user summed the space up perfectly when she said:
“The minute I walked in the door of Cork ARC Bantry, I felt a peace come over me, the house gave me a place where I could feel supported and safe.”
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CORK ARC CANCER SUPPORT HOUSE,
CO. CORK, P75 PK25
027 538 91
083 198 8580
The Bungalow Is Open
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10am – 4pm
I WANT TO DONATE
If you would like to contribute to our work in any way, you are very welcome to do so, and know that all funds donated will directly benefit the services of the Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Bantry.
A NOTE OF GRATITUDE
The Cork ARC service in West Cork has been generously assisted by Bantry Hospice and we would like to thank them for their contribution. We are also very grateful to the people of West Cork and South Kerry, whether based at home or away, for their continued generosity in helping Cork ARC’s service in Bantry continue to provide such invaluable support to all those affected by a cancer diagnosis.