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New pilot cancer service for Rathcoole

21 April 2015

Caption: Moira McCallan and Bernie Montgomery launch the Cancerline service which will pilot in the Dunannery Centre, Rathcoole, starting on Thursday 30 April from 12 noon – 2pm.


A charity offering support to cancer patients and their families will pilot a new service in the Rathcoole area at the end of the month. Cancer Lifeline, a North Belfast based charity, was contacted by the Neighbourhood Renewal Social Sub Group to provide a new outreach centre in the Dunanney Centre.  The new service will be available once a month for individuals, families and carers affected by cancer.

Speaking about the pilot scheme, Chair of the Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership, Councillor Billy Webb commented:

“This is a much needed service for the Rathcoole and Newtownabbey area, particularly with the rising statistics of cancer diagnosis in this area.  It is another service that will compliment already existing services in Rathcoole such as the pic line clinic.”

Included in the service will be a range of complementary therapies, counselling nutrition advice, fatigue management and wellbeing, support groups, outings and a short term befriending service targeted at people aged 60 plus affected by cancer.

The pilot service will run on the following dates from 12-2pm:  Thursday 30 April, Thursday 28 May and Thursday 25 June.

Further details are available at  www.cancerlifeline.info or Tel: 028 9031 5999