A 5 Year Strategy: 2023-2027
“Every day in Northern Ireland, another 37 people are told “You have cancer”. This is one of the most devastating moments anyone can experience, either for themselves or for someone they love. However, it does not have to be a lonely journey.
I am delighted to lead, with the support of the charity’s passionate Board and staff, on an ambitious five-year strategy. Our aim is to embed Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s services into communities across Northern Ireland as we seek to meet the needs of local cancer patients in the towns and cities where they live.”
Richard Spratt, Chief Executive
Supporting local people on their cancer journey; we will work to reduce the risk, impact, and outcomes of all cancers.
We want people to live their most fulfilled lives with access to world-leading, equitable cancer support, treatment, diagnosis, prevention, and research.
In the next five to seven years, we will open five Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Therapeutic Support Centres in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
What is a Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Therapeutic Support Centre?
At its core, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s future strategy is to create spaces and environments that radiate a sense of sanctuary and welcome.
The look and feel of our Centres will be crucial to how patients and service users will interact with them. They will be thoughtfully and carefully designed to ensure that visitors experience a sense of being apart from the clinical environment of a hospital, or the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is important to us that they are close to, but separate from, the places of diagnosis and treatment.
Services at a Therapeutic Support Centre may include:
• Cancer Information Nurse
• Art Therapy
• Volunteer Driving
• Bra & Swimwear Fitting
• Health Improvement
• Family Support
• Policy and Fundraising
• Patient Engagement
• Group Therapy
If you would like to make a donation to help us deliver our new therapeutic support centre in Enniskillen, please speak to, Maeve Colgan, our Director of Fundraising & Communications.
Your donation matters to us and will enable us to provide enhanced services and facilities for local people and families living with cancer.