daffodil centre st james's

Daffodil Centre St. James's Hospital

Our Daffodil Centre in St. James's Hospital 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 St. James’s 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 Nurse 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.

Drop in and visit us

Your Cancer Nurse in this centre is Linda Wilson.

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:
13 Harristown to Grange Castle
40 Finglas Village to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
68 Burgh Quay to Newcastle / Greenogue Business Park
123 Walkinstown (Kilnamanagh Rd.) To Marino

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


The Red Line between Tallaght and the Point Village via Connolly and Heuston Stations stops inside the hospital, stop “St. James”.

Please check www.luas.ie for more information and current timetables.


The hospital has a number of free phone taxi courtesy phones in the main concourse, discharge lounge area and Emergency Department.


St James’s Hospital has a traffic management strategy to reduce the volumes of through traffic to the site for Safety and Security reasons. This has resulted in Restricted Access Via the Rialto Gate, i.e. access only for Staff with Valid Permits, Emergency Vehicles and Dublin Bus. James’s Street Entrance to the Hospital will now be the main public access point going forward.

There are a limited number of parking spaces available at the hospital and visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible.

There is an underground public car park for patients and visitors with 367 spaces.  It is located off Junction 2.  There is direct access to the main hospital Concourse and Reception via the lift or stairs.  Limited additional surface parking is also available, located at Junction 2.

There is a charge for the use of these facilities. Please see www.stjames.ie for more details.


Centre Type

Daffodil Centre



Working Hours

The Daffodil Centre is located in the main hospital building. Enter the hospital via the St James’s Street entrance, proceed to Junction 2, turn left and enter the main hospital building. Continue straight through the concourse and take the last left towards yellow Route 3. Take the next left to Private 1. The Daffodil Centre is located beside Private 1.

The opening hours are 8am to 4pm Monday to Thursday.

Centre Address

Daffodil Centre, St James’s Hospital, James’s St, Dublin 8.

Phone Number

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