Transport Portlaoise Hospital: There is a Hospital Transport bus that leaves Portlaoise Hospital at 8am which travels to Dublin and returns at 1pm.
There is a Volunteer Driver Service which is funded by the Irish Cancer Society and is mainly for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments who have difficulty getting to and from their appointments. Patients must be attending one of the hospitals participating in the programme and must be referred by the hospital.
Travel2Care is a limited transportation assistance fund which has been made available by the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) to patients travelling to a designated cancer centre and is administered by the Irish Cancer Society. There are 2 types of applications, one for cancer tests and one is for ongoing treatment.
You can apply for Travel2Care if you:
- Have to travel over 50km for assessment, diagnosis, surgery or active treatment at a designated cancer centre, approved satellite centre or approved children’s hospital.
- Have a genuine financial need. It does not provide financial assistance towards retrospective appointments.
Order of Malta Ireland Ambulance Corps – Portlaoise unit have kindly been helping patients get to their appointments in recent times due to the implications of Covid-19.
For further information on accessing any of the above, please contact us on 057-8681492 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org