Irvine & Troon Cancer Care is a voluntary organisation which offers support to those facing the problems of cancer by providing transport to help patients get to their hospital appointments as well as information and practical advice about locally available services.
Our aims are to support cancer patients and their families through the trauma of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and to help with cancer related problems. We have been operating and providing support in both the Irvine and Troon areas since 1987 and our main aim is to ensure that help is readily available for everyone who needs it.
Our Patient Transport Service is manned by volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles. We offer to transport patients and where possible their relatives to hospitals and clinics in Glasgow and throughout Ayrshire. Patients are collected from their homes, accompanied to hospital and taken home again after treatment. This service is especially useful for patients who feel unwell, those living in rural areas, the elderly and parents taking their children for treatment.
Staffed by volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles, we take hundreds of patients to and from hospital for treatment in a year. For many patients this means travelling to Glasgow on a daily basis for a period of up to eight weeks and many people rely on us to get them there.
Patients are collected directly from their homes, accompanied to hospital and driven home after treatment is completed. The service is especially useful for those who feel unwell after treatment, those who have no car of their own, the elderly and parents taking children for treatment.
Last year, our drivers made nearly 1500 journeys, covering 102,000 miles in the process and took patients to approximately 3000 appointments.
Transport is available from Monday – Friday and can be arranged by contacting our office in Irvine. Occasionally we can provide transport on a Saturday or Sunday but this needs to be by special arrangement.
There is no charge for our services.
The areas we cover are: Irvine, Dreghorn, Springside, Drybridge, Dundonald, Loans, Barassie and Troon