Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland, as a member of Childhood Cancer International, have been liaising with CHI at Crumlin and other organisations so that we can communicate the most up to date information o nefforts to help families of our childhood cancer community in Ukraine.
🎗CHI at Crumlin is a member of the European Children’s Hospitals Organisation (ECHO) and are supporting colleagues at children’s hospitals in Ukraine to ensure children and families arriving in Ireland receive the specialised healthcare they need. Ireland’s only children’s Haemato-oncology unit in CHI at Crumlin is looking after a small number of Ukrainian children who require specialist cancer treatment.
CHI Global Health will continue to work directly with the HSE and Department of Health, as part of the national and EU response, and with ECHO and relevant clinical, charitable and other agencies supporting the relief efforts and coordinating care for children that will best serve their particular acute medical needs.
🎗Together with SIOP Europe (the European Society for Paediatric Oncology), CCI Europe are also providing assistance to families who urgently need to re-locate to other European countries for treatment.
CCI Europe have established the Ukrainian Childhood Cancer Emergency Fund and are accepting donations, if you are in a position to help.
You can find out more about how the fund will be used and make your donation here: https://ccieurope.eu/ukrainian-childhood-cancer-emergency-fund/
🎗The Irish Cancer Society have are also offering supports for families from Ukraine affected by cancer you can find out further information on these services on www.cancer.ie/ukraine
We attend weekly briefings with CCI Europe and will continue to monitor the situation and support as we can.
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