Care to Drive

Care to Drive is an Irish Cancer Society service that provides transport for cancer patients to and from their hospital chemotherapy treatments. Patients must be attending one of the hospitals participating in the Care to Drive scheme and must be referred by the hospital. Ask your hospital social worker or nurse for more information.

Call the Care to Drive team on 01 2310 522

More than 1,200 people around Ireland have been clients of Care to Drive since the programme began in 2008. Find out how you can get referred here.

Sixteen hospitals around Ireland currently participate in the Care to Drive programme, with more to come in the near future. Find out the list of participating Care to Drive hospitals.

Over 1,000 other drivers around Ireland are volunteering for the Irish Cancer Society's Care to Drive programme to ease the strain of travel on cancer patients. We are currently recruiting volunteers from Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Mayo. Find out more

Care to Drive has featured on RTÉ's Ear to the Ground programme. Watch the YouTube video, which outlines a client's story, here.

Care to Drive came into existence in 2008, and since then, with the help of our Charity of the Year partners Tesco, more than 1,200 people around Ireland have used the service. Read more about the history of Care to Drive.

If you need to know more about the Irish Cancer Society's Care to Drive programme, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Transporting patients to hospital makes a difference

"Not having to worry about getting to and from treatment gives me great peace of mind. It's reassuring to know that there are good, caring people volunteering their time simply to help people like me."
- Imelda Gately, Care to Drive service user

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