To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
Our Daffodil Centres are a unique way of bringing our Cancer Information Service to hospitals, where our advice, information and support can reach people in times of great need.
We opened our first Daffodil Centre in 2009 in Galway University Hospital. A Daffodil Centre in Beaumont Hospital opened shortly thereafter in 2010, followed by one in the Mater Misercordiae University Hospital in 2011. In 2010 alone, we supported more than 1,730 people through these centres.
Staff in the Daffodil Centres answer questions about cancer prevention, how to give up smoking, and how to talk to family and friends who were recently diagnosed, as well as questions from cancer survivors themselves who were attending the hospital and outpatient clinics.
The Daffodil Centres are proving to be a huge success and an extremely worthwhile endeavour.
"I became interested in becoming a volunteer as my father had died of cancer some years back, and he would have found great comfort in the Daffodil Centre...Volunteering at the Beaumont Daffodil Centre is a very special and important part of my life. I get so much from the people I meet there – we all give each other the strength and courage to get through this."
-Ann Dornan Daffodil Centre Volunteer
I started ordering Daffodil Day stock over three years ago. There’s great excitement around the campaign. We turn the place yellow and sell daffodil stock to parents and balloons to the little ones. It has become an annual event at this stage!
Ursula Sheehan, Little Hands Childcare & Early Education Centre