Supporting People with Breast Cancer 2012     Financial Support from the Irish Cancer                     Society         ...
Schemes Available:
Schemes Available:• All schemes are Confidential• No automatic entitlement to the schemes• Can only be applied for when al...
Care to Drive
Care to Drive•   Participating hospitals (as of May 2012):•   St. Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4•   Slig...
Care to DriveFurther Information:• Phone: Gail Flinter – (01) 231 0566• Email: gflinter@irishcancer.ie• Website: www.cance...
Financial Aid•   Financial Aid is for cancer patients on current active treatment or who are palliative.•   Once off payme...
Financial Aid 2011                            A: Heating / Fuel30%                   31%                            B: Los...
Financial AidHow to apply:An application can only be made on behalf of thepatient by a healthcare professional;•   Medical...
Travel2Care•   Travel2Care is a scheme that is funded by National Cancer Control Programme and is    administered by Irish...
Travel2Care•   Beaumont Hospital•   St James’s Hospital•   St Vincent’s University Hospital•   Galway University Hospital•...
Travel2Care                                       Form B:         Form A:                   Ongoing TreatmentAssessment an...
Travel2CareForm A:1. Download: http://www.cancer.ie.2. Calling: 01 231 6643 / 01 231 6619 to receive a copy3. Emailing: tr...
Further InformationMore Information:• Call the Grant Team in the Irish Cancer Society: 01 231 6643 / 01  231 6619• Email T...
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  • If unsure of the schemes you can call myself or call into a daffodil cen€€€tre in the hospital
  • If unsure of the schemes you can call myself or call into a daffodil cen€€€tre in the hospital
  • We've created a special fund to help families in financial hardship when faced with a cancer diagnosis. The fund is for patients that have been diagnosed with cancer, and who are personally unable to meet a specific financial burden that arises exclusively out of a diagnosis or treatment of cancer.This is a limited fund for needy cases, where other non-charitable sources are unable to help (like social welfare assistance, community welfare officer, or community groups).We can make urgent applications via fax. Average amount given is €350 – 500Can’t assist with medication costs/loss of earning/rent or mortgage.
  • Neary 2000 applications in 2011
  • Every year we do briefing sessions and request that all interested healthcare professionals attend. New staff members may not be aware of the scheme.GP’s may not be aware of the scheme,If they do not have the application they can call us to get more information on the scheme and we can send it out. We don’t send application directly to patients. Reasons: Manage the funds, Ensure that there is a genuine financial need. A lot of information requested so we do not wish to burden patient further. Daffodil Centres: University Hospital GalwayBeaumont Hospital, DublinMater Misericordiae University Hospital, DublinBon Secours Hospital, CorkSt. James's Hospital, Dublin 8The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin Incorporating the National Childrens Hospital (Tallaght)The Hermitage Medical Clinic, Lucan
  • National Cancer Control Programme will involve the transfer of all major cancer treatment to the eight designated Specialist Cancer Centres. These centres will provide treatment for all forms of cancer, involving diagnostic, surgical, medical (systemic) and radiation oncology services. The National Cancer Strategy - A Strategy for Cancer Control in Ireland- published in 2006, recommended that Cancer Centres should be networked together in Managed Cancer Control Networks and there should be a broad aim of equipping each of the HSE's four regions with broad self sufficiency of services in relation to the more common forms of cancer.
  • The more information in an application the better.
  • Look for assistance filling in form A!!
  • Counting the cost of cancer - Siobhan Dixon

    1. 1. Supporting People with Breast Cancer 2012 Financial Support from the Irish Cancer Society Siobhán Dixon
    2. 2. Schemes Available:
    3. 3. Schemes Available:• All schemes are Confidential• No automatic entitlement to the schemes• Can only be applied for when all other avenues have been explored.
    4. 4. Care to Drive
    5. 5. Care to Drive• Participating hospitals (as of May 2012):• St. Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4• Sligo General Hospital, The Mall, Sligo• St. James Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8• Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal• Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St. Dublin 7• Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway• Mid Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Co. Limerick• Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24• Care to Drive will soon be available in the following hospitals:• Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15• Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Co. Cork• The Mercy Hospital, Grenville Place, Cork• Midlands Regional Hospital, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly• Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Road, Waterford
    6. 6. Care to DriveFurther Information:• Phone: Gail Flinter – (01) 231 0566• Email: gflinter@irishcancer.ie• Website: www.cancer.ie
    7. 7. Financial Aid• Financial Aid is for cancer patients on current active treatment or who are palliative.• Once off payment.• Patients can apply for Financial Aid and Travel2Care• On receipt of application; the process will take approximately 2 weeks. 3 weeks if further information is requested.• We assess each application on a case by case basis. A healthcare professional must be satisfied that there is a genuine financial need and all other avenues have been exhausted. Over 1 Million euro was distributed in 2011 to cancer patients
    8. 8. Financial Aid 2011 A: Heating / Fuel30% 31% B: Loss of Earnings C: Home Help D: Respite E: Treatment7% F: Childcare G: Travel 4% 17% 5% 6%
    9. 9. Financial AidHow to apply:An application can only be made on behalf of thepatient by a healthcare professional;• Medical Social Workers• Clinical Nurse Specialist• Oncology Liaison Nurse• Public Health Nurse• GPMore Information:• Call the Grant Team in the Irish Cancer Society: 01 231 6643 / 01 231 6619• Speak to a Nurse in a Daffodil Centre• Speak to your Cancer Nurse or make an appointment with a Social Worker
    10. 10. Travel2Care• Travel2Care is a scheme that is funded by National Cancer Control Programme and is administered by Irish Cancer Society.• The Travel2Care scheme is specifically aimed at patients who have been disadvantaged by the transfer of cancer services from their local hospital and who have a genuine financial difficulty in meeting the costs of travelling to designated cancer care centres.• Travel2Care will cover some of the costs incurred for travelling to a designated cancer care centre for assessment & investigations, surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy appointments.• Must be travelling a minimum of 30 kilometres.• There are no automatic entitlement to funds we assess each application on a case by case basis. A healthcare professional must be satisfied that there is a genuine financial need
    11. 11. Travel2Care• Beaumont Hospital• St James’s Hospital• St Vincent’s University Hospital• Galway University Hospital• Waterford Regional Hospital• Mater Misericordiae Hospital• Mid Western Regional Hospital• Cork University Hospital• Letterkenny General Hospital (Approved Satellite Centre)
    12. 12. Travel2Care Form B: Form A: Ongoing TreatmentAssessment and Investigations (Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy)
    13. 13. Travel2CareForm A:1. Download: http://www.cancer.ie.2. Calling: 01 231 6643 / 01 231 6619 to receive a copy3. Emailing: travel2care@irishcancer.ie.4. Writing: Travel2Care, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4.Form B:Only available from a healthcare professional such as a medical social worker or yourcancer nurse. A healthcare professional is not obliged to make an application andmust be satisfied that there is a genuine financial need.
    14. 14. Further InformationMore Information:• Call the Grant Team in the Irish Cancer Society: 01 231 6643 / 01 231 6619• Email Travel2Care@irishcancer.ie/financialaid@irishcancer.ie• Speak to a Nurse in a Daffodil Centre• Speak to your Cancer Nurse or make an appointment with a Social Worker• Go to our website www.cancer.ie• Information also on www.citizensinformation.ie and www.hse.ie
    15. 15. Questions

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