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Letter from Irish Cancer Society

See NEWS Section to read letter the Campaign sent to the Irish Cancer Society on December 6th and their disappointing reply received today Feb 2nd.

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How to Save St Luke’s.

Well, we finally have our chance to talk face to face with the politicians who will be running the country and overseeing the implementation of the NCCP, under which St Luke’s is earmarked to close in 2014/2015. We need to … Continue reading

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Cliff Reid, former Luke’s patient standing in Kildare South

Cliff Reid, whose story  features in the Campaign’s book Cancer in a cold climate: the shafting of St Luke’s Hospital is standing as an independent candidate in the general election for the Kildare South constituency.  Cliff was diagnosed with cancer … Continue reading

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HSE deny Luke’s land for sale

See News section for details on this.

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Susie Long’s husband standing in general election

Susie Long died in 2007 from bowel cancer after waiting 7 months as a public patient for a diagnostic test.  Her husband Conor MacLiam is standing in Kilkenny to highlight public health access issues. Susie’s in-laws are great Luke’s supporters … Continue reading

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National Cancer Control Programme/Strategy

Click on the link below to find out exactly how and why St Luke’s is threatened with closure. The Save St Luke’s Campaign is not opposed to the NCCP implementation but not at the cost of closing Ireland’s only existing ‘centre … Continue reading

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Car parking charges for cancer patients at new ‘centre of excellence’ on James’s campus

We have now been informed that the same (very expensive) car parking charges that apply to other patients will apply to cancer patients at the new unit (not yet open) at James’s. There are no charges at Luke’s. The powers … Continue reading

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Football pictures – Letterkenny

See the football action in the GALLERY Section The football tournament was organised by Luke’s supporters in Donegal  ie it was independent of the Save St Luke’s Campaign. Funds raised are going to patient comforts. Two  Campaign Committee members travelled … Continue reading

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Donegal News; Report on awareness event in Letterkenny (published 7th Jan 2011)

‘ST LUKE’S CELEBRATION CUP: CHARITY AND AWARENESS EVENT’ A successful charity soccer tournament was held in Letterkenny last week. The event was organised in order to raise awareness of the government’s plan to close St Luke’s Cancer Hospital in Rathgar, … Continue reading

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2011…?

Suggestions are urgently needed for activities in 2011. The general election which initially was to have taken place in late January will now not take place until March and maybe the government will hang on longer to maximise pension payments. … Continue reading

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