Strive Clinic Welcomes Launch of Ireland's National Cancer Strategy

Strive Clinic welcomes the launch today, Wednesday 5th July, of the new National Cancer Strategy by Minister Simon Harris in Iveagh House, Dublin.

The National Cancer Strategy 2017 -2026 aims to meet the needs of cancer patients in Ireland for the next decade. Rapid advances have been made in cancer diagnostics and treatments. The objective is to ensure that cancer services respond to both the challenges and the opportunities for future development so that care is of a uniformly high quality across our population.

Commenting on the launch, Dr Chris McBrearty, CEO of Strive Clinic, said, "It is known that many people living with or beyond a cancer diagnosis will have either a physical or a psychological problem that can be helped by rehabilitation. Examples would be fatigue after chemotherapy or incontinence after prostate cancer surgery. Access to trained rehabilitation professionals after a cancer diagnosis can reduce symptoms, maximise independence and improve quality of life."

I’m very heartened to see that the National Cancer Strategy has such a significant focus on the development of appropriate cancer survivorship services. At Strive Clinic we are confident that we can support the goals of the Strategy in providing the highest quality of evidence-based rehabilitation and survivorship care.
— Dr Chris McBrearty, CEO Strive Clinic

The Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Programme at Strive Clinic is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and evidence-based programme of care for people living with or beyond cancer.  To learn more about our cancer rehabilitation services please click here