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Coffee Morning In Aid Of Cancer Research

UHLA ‘Coffee Morning’, in aid of Cancer Research, will take place at the home of Kathleen and Ernie O’ Connor, Long Orchard, Templetuohy, on Sunday next, July 17th, 2016.

[Directions: Approximately 1km on the left hand side, as you travel from Templetuohy village in the direction of Johnstown.  Look out on the L.H.S. for balloons identifying the venue.]

This event on Sunday is being hosted by Dolores Gleeson, Aine Maher and Kathleen O’Connor, and will run from 11.00am in the morning through to 2.00pm in the afternoon. Tea’s, Coffee’s, Home – made Buns and Cakes will be available free of charge, however guests attending are invited to make a donation, however small, to this worthwhile fund raising event.

New €3m Breast Cancer Treatment Unit at University Hospital Limerick

Meanwhile a new era for the care of patients, suffering with breast cancer in the Mid-West region, was marked on Thursday last with the official opening of a new €3m treatment unit at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

In 2015, there were some 206 cases of breast cancers diagnosed in women at UHL; latter whose ages ranged between 23 and 96 years. This new constructed unit; occupying the fourth floor of the €16.5m designed Leben Building at the Dooradoyle campus, will in future mean that for the first time women in the Mid West region; which includes North Co. Tipperary, have a single centre caring for all breast cancer outpatients needs.

This development was made possible through support funding from the Mid-Western Hospitals Development Trust; the JP McManus Invitational Pro Am; together with the HSE and the National Cancer Control Programme.

One of this country’s leading breast cancer specialists, Professor Niall O’Higgins (Chairman of UL Hospitals Group), has described the new centre as being among the very best in the country.

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