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 provide cancer information, support and advice in local hospitals. The centres are an extension of our Cancer Information Service. We aim to provide a wide range of information locally through our Daffodil Centres, to anyone affected by or concerned about cancer.
Daffodil Centres are open to all, no referral or appointment is necessary: cancer patients (in-patients and out-patients), family members and the general public can come in and get information, including;
Daffodil Centres are open in:
*In most cases Daffodil Centres are located in the hospital foyer, close to the main entrance. In Letterkenny, the Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Centre opened in September 2013 and will be temporarily located in Letterkenny Shopping Centre until flood damage in Letterkenny General Hospital has been repaired. Harcourt Developments, which owns Letterkenny Shopping Centre, has kindly facilitated the re-location of the Daffodil Centre to the Shopping Centre and has waived its usual fees in kind support.
A Cancer Information Service Nurse with experience in cancer care is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Daffodil Centre. The nurse provides clear and accessible information on any cancer-related issue, and is supported by trained volunteers.
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.
- Ann Dornan, Daffodil Centre volunteer