Support Services

UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre is fully integrated into the South East Cancer Centre and works closely with the teams at University Hospital Waterford and the other regional hospitals to provide patients with the best possible comprehensive care throughout the entirety of treatment.

SERT Patient Transport

South East Radiotherapy Trust (SERT) provides free and confidential transport for cancer patients living in the South East.

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Cancer Support Organizations

Patients have access to the following range of support services offered by the South East Cancer Centre and will be referred for these on a case by case basis by the Radiation Oncology team.

Solas Centre Waterfordicon-arrow

A wonderful, safe place for cancer patients, their caregivers and families in the South East— ensuring people have the best access to medical treatment and diagnostic services while promoting awareness and education about cancer.

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Cois Nore is a Cancer Support Centre in Kilkenny that firmly believes healing for cancer patients can take place on many levels. They offer therapeutic interventions that include counselling, reflexology and massage.

Hope Cancer Support Centreicon-arrow

The Centre provides emotional support to people affected by cancer including those who care for them—from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment and afterwards—in a confidential, professional and non-judgmental environment.


Based in Carlow, Eist provides emotional support and practical help to anyone affected by cancer, their families and friends. We aim to treat all our clients and their information with respect and confidentiality.


Cancer Aftercare Relaxation and Education (C.A.R.E.) Cancer Support Centre in Clonmel provides emotional support and practical help to people who have or have had cancer and to those who care for them.

Support Services

Palliative Care Service

We focus on providing relief from symptoms of illness and pain to improve our patients’ quality of life.

Public Health Nurse and Home Care

We offer access to a public health nurse and home care to bring health maintenance and education to your home.

Nutrition Advice

Nutrition plays a vital role in healing and in cancer treatment. We recommend optimal diets for your particular needs.

Symptom and Side Effect Management

Improving patients’ quality of life is always one of our goals — many cancer treatments require management techniques.

Psychological and Counselling Services

These services are available to help reduce tension, depression, and anxiety associated with cancer and its treatments.

Support Groups

Access to support groups is always available — other cancer patients and survivors are invaluable allies to our patients.