About The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre
The development of the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre was led by a local Hospital Consultant, Mr. Peter Naughton and a very active Board of Directors in 2004. Start-up funding was provided by Laois Hospice, Le Cheile and Laois Cancer Research, three local organisations with a strong commitment to improving cancer care in the region. Initially, the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre opened in rented premises. In 2007, the centre moved to a new, purpose-built premises, at its current location. The bulk of the funding for the new centre came from the local community through a variety of fundraising events. Annual support funding is generously aided by NCCP (National Cancer Care Programme), Irish Cancer Society, Laois Hospice, HSE, Laois County Council, National Lottery.
Annual running costs are in the region of €350,000 which is primarily funded by community fundraising. We could not do our work without this local support and we are hugely appreciative of it. The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre provides emotional support to people affected by cancer including those who care for them, from the time of diagnosis, throughout their cancer journey. This gentle and caring support takes place in a confidential, professional, and non-judgmental environment.