West Waterford

Cancer Support Services for west Waterford

The Solas Cancer Support Centre has been in existence since 1999 and based in a purpose built facility in Waterford City since 2011. The centre offers free support to those affected by cancer, their families and carers.

In 2016 the Board of Directors reviewed the statistics for clients from west Waterford who avail of these services it was identified that these numbers are relatively small. In these the preceding 5 years the charity supported approximately 2,500 clients in total and on reviewing these figures noticed that only 170 clients from west Waterford had used the services . Of these 170 clients the vast majority were from between Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan. The Board recognised that the distance involved was one of the reasons for these low number and made the decision to open a Dungarvan based service.

This new West Waterford Service based in Dungarvan opened in September 2016 and is located in The Alternative Health Clinic at 12 Main Street, Dungarvan. This well known business was founded in 1999 by Orla Casey, an aromatherapist and hypnotherapist, and Kevin Power, a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was the first clinic of its kind in Dungarvan, and in Co. Waterford and the premises was specifically restored and redesigned as a modern clinic of alternative and complementary medicine. ‘We are very fortunately to have found such a suitable, central located premises, that is so in keeping with our services and ethos’ says Clare Shanahan, Client Services Co Ordinator.

The service is open weekly on Mondays and in line with guidelines around COVID 19 offers a range of services including Counselling and Art Psychotherapy along with on-line Meditation, on-line Yoga classes.

For enquiries please feel free to call the Solas Cancer Support Centre on 051 304604 or e mail info@solascentre.ie.