South Eastern Cancer Foundation (SECF) Solas Centre, the cancer support charity dedicated to supporting cancer patients in the South East has appointed Dr. Brian Creedon as Chairman of the Board of the SECF.
A native of Cork, Dr. Creedon has, to date, enjoyed a highly distinguished medical career and brings valuable experience to the SECF Board.
Dr. Creedon works as a Consultant Palliative Medicine Physician at Waterford Regional Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. He is currently the Regional Lead for Palliative Medicine, Vice – Chair of the Irish Association of Palliative Medicine, and Vice – Chair of the Irish Palliative Medicine Consultants Association. With a strong track record in clinical research, Dr. Creedon has a special interest in organisation of health services, in particular ensuring patient centred care and equity of access to services.
Commenting on his appointment Dr. Creedon said “I am delighted to be joining the Board of the South Eastern Cancer Foundation as Chairman. With over 2,000 people diagnosed with cancer across the south eastern region the goal of the SECF is to provide those affected by cancer with a wide range of cancer support services.”
“It is important to acknowledge the support and hard work of others, including the people of the South East, who have ensured the success of the Solas Centre. In particular the previous chair, Iain Munro, must be acknowledged for his role in commissioning the Solas centre.”
“It will be an honour for me to ensure the development of the highest quality support services for those affected by cancer in the South East.”
“The work at the SECF Solas Centre is invaluable and we will strive to ensure that the services in the South East are not only as good as those in other regions but surpass them.”
He added, “In order to develop and progress the regions cancer services, we are intent on rolling out a series of health and education initiatives, client programmes, art programmes, support groups, and counselling for cancer patients and their families over the coming months. We will also focus on nurturing partnerships with national and international institutions in order to ensure our clients have access to latest treatments.”
Iain Munro, who formerly held the position of Chairman since 2006, welcomed Dr. Creedon to the role. He said the addition of such an experienced individual will help drive the operation and develop a higher level of services to those affected by cancer.
“Dr. Creedon’s leadership will ensure that SECF Solas Centre has both renewed commitment to, and be more innovative in, serving the needs of people affected by cancer in the South East in the next few years.”
“These are very exciting, albeit challenging times, for the SECF. However the recent addition of such experienced and highly capable board members will assure the future of the Foundation and its dedication to those with cancer.”
Another appointee to the Board of the SECF is Maeve Cronin, a Waterford born Certified Management Accountant with over 30 years experience in the industry including Waterford Crystal and Keltech Engineering.
For more information about the cancer support services at the Solas Centre call 051 304604, visit www.solascentre.ie or check out the Facebook page Solas Centre – South Eastern Cancer Foundation.