What to expect when you visit Eist Cancer Support Centre

What to expect when you visit Eist Cancer Support Centre & Frequently Asked Questions:


  • Who attends Eist?

Coffe & chatAnyone diagnosed with cancer, or if you are supporting a member of your family or have been bereaved by cancer.

  • Does my Doctor have to refer me to Eist?

No, trained volunteers are here to listen and you are welcome to either phone us or drop in and make an appointment to see what services we can provide to support you.

  • What can I expect on my first visit?

A support nurse will meet with you at the centre and will discuss over a cup of tea/coffee what support we can give you.   How or if you wish to use our services will be your choice entirely.

  • Will counselling be obligatory for me?

The choice will be totally yours if you want counselling or not.

  • Can a family member or friend make an appointment?

It is up to the person involved as to whether they wish to come to Eist.  It is best if they themselves make contact with us.

  • Is it obligatory for me to join different groups at Eist?

We provide a wide range of activities many of which appeal to different people.   The choice is totally yours as to which (if any) you wish to participate in.

  • Is it possible to speak directly with a nurse on the phone?

Yes, support of this nature is provided.   If you are unable to make direct contact you can leave a message and your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Is there a right time to use the services at Eist?

Some people contact us when they are diagnosed while others feel the right time is when their treatment is over.  It is all about when the time feels right for you.   We find that there is no right or wrong time.

  • Is there a cost involved in using Eist?

No, the services we provide are free.


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