Service impact reports
The Irish Cancer Society (the Society) is committed to monitoring the impact of our services on our service users. We have created a collection of impact reports to assess the impact of our services on service users at 4 key stages (prevention, support, survivorship and palliative). These reports will help us identify the positive changes our services bring to the people we aim to support. This is a vital step in ensuring that we are delivering compassionate services to the highest possible standard.
How did we find out what our service users thought of our services?
In 2018, we asked our service users to complete paper-based or online surveys. Questions were designed to measure how well our services performed against a clear set of objectives.
What services did we evaluate?
The executive summary is a synopsis document of the main findings from our 4 reports. It gives the key results of each report and the themes that emerged from each of the reports. The report also gives a comparison between the 2016, 2017 and 2018 evaluations.
Thank you to everyone involved in the making of these reports.
The focus of this report is on our preventative services (Fit for Work and Life, X-Hale, We Can Quit, cancer prevention publications, cancer prevention website information, Cancer Nurseline and Daffodil Centres. These services aim to educate and support people who are concerned about cancer and want to reduce their risk of cancer.
The focus of this report is on our supportive services (Cancer Nurseline, Daffodil Centres, Volunteer Driver Service, Travel2Care, Financial Aid, Publications and Website Information). These services provide practical and emotional support for people who have been recently given a cancer diagnosis as well as their family and friends.
The focus of this report is on our survivorship services (National Conference for Cancer Survivors, Counselling, Prostate Cancer Pyscho-Educative Programme, Living Life, Strides for Life, Cancer Nurseline, and Daffodil Centres). These services provide practical and emotional support for people who have survived or are living with cancer as well as their friends and family.
The focus of this report is on our palliative services (Night Nursing and Daffodil Centre). These services provide palliative support to cancer patients and palliative information to family and friends.