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Daffodil Centre Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

The Daffodil Centre in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital has reopened Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm.

Our Daffodil Centre provides cancer information, support and advice, drop-in at any time during opening hours – you don’t need an appointment or a referral.

The Daffodil Centre is a supportive cancer information service provided by the Irish Cancer Society in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

The centre is staffed by trained Cancer Nurses and volunteers who provide free practical information about all types of cancer and support to anyone affected by or concerned about cancer.

The centre is open to the public and if you have a question or concern about cancer you are welcome to call in at any time during opening hours. An appointment or referral is not necessary. Everyone is welcome – patients, their relatives and anyone with worries about cancer. We can also help if you want to learn about how to reduce the risks of developing cancer. The Cancer Nurses will take the time to listen to you and provide you with information, advice and support that is tailored for you. All Daffodil Centre conversations are held in confidence.

If you are a healthcare professional, we can advise you about the information and support that is available to you and your patients or clients.

If you are unable to visit the centre the Cancer Nurses will accept phone calls and e-mails.

Alternatively you may speak with a Cancer Nurse by phone on our Support Line at 1800 200 700.

The Daffodil Centre in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is open from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm.

Drop in and visit us

Your Cancer Nurse in this centre is Louise Daly.

Patient Programmes

In addition to cancer information and support provision the following patient programme is also available.

Chemotherapy Education Programme - Understanding Chemotherapy
A recognised and established education programme provided by Cancer Nurses for patients and families about to start chemotherapy. The session focuses on providing the right tools and knowledge to cope with chemotherapy and its side effects. The Cancer Nurse from the Daffodil Centre facilitates the group education session which includes short oral presentations and practical demonstrations and an easy to understand information pack is provided for attendees.

How to get there


Dublin Bus:
38/a/b Burlington Rd. to Damastown
46a Dun Laoghaire to the Phoenix Park
120 Parnell St. to Ashtown Rail Station
122 Drimnagh Rd. to Ashington

Please check www.dublinbus.ie for the most current bus timetables.


Taxis are available at the front entrance of the Whitty Building on the North Circular Road, and also opposite the old hospital entrance on Eccles St.


Public car park spaces are available in the underground car park under the hospital. There is a charge for the use of these facilities. Please see www.mater.ie for more details.


Centre Type

Daffodil Centre



Working Hours

The Daffodil Centre is located at the hospital’s main entrance, the Whitty Building, on the North Circular Road. The opening hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday.

Centre Address

Daffodil Centre, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St., Dublin 7.

Phone Number

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