Solas Cancer Support Centre facilitates UHW Outpatient Clinic

Whilst the Solas Centre’s premises in Waterford is not in its customary use over the last three months, its Board of Trustees offered use of the building to the nearby University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Manager Tracy McDaid confirms a short term arrangement for its use is in place: “Being aware of the health needs of the South East at such a critical time, in addition to continuing our services remotely, we are very keen to play a part in the wider pandemic management effort. We have always had a close, working relationship with our neighbours at University Hospital Waterford and in March we contacted management at UHW to offer use of the Solas premises. We are pleased to be taken up on the offer by UHW General Manager Grace Rothwell and delighted to facilitate a short term arrangement for an outpatient clinic to take place in the Centre. As an voluntary organisation funded by the community, it is wonderful to be able to see the Centre used in this way. At the same time we are also preparing to reopen our Centres in Waterford and Dungarvan on July 20th and look forward to reengaging with our clients face to face.”