The psycho-oncology service at St.Vincent’s Private Hospital offers expert psychological advice to patients and staff on the emotional challenges that may arise at all stages of the cancer journey
Psycho-oncology is a specialty in cancer care concerned with understanding and treating the psychological, emotional, quality-of-life and functional aspects of cancer, from prevention through bereavement.
It is normal for patients to feel distressed when diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. It is known that psychological support and intervention at all levels can reduce psychological distress, improve the patient’s quality of life, lead to a better functional and emotional outcome, and facilitate a return to daily activities.
All patients of the hospital may request a referral for individual psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention.
For further information, please contact our oncology/haematology daycare service:
Mon to Fri, 08.00 -17.00 (excluding Bank Holidays)
Tel: (01) 263 8380 or (01) 263 8381
Fax: (01) 263 8386