Daffodil Centre Tallaght University Hospital
Our Daffodil Centre in Tallaght University Hospital provides cancer information, support and advice, drop-in at any time during opening hours – you don’t need an appointment or a referral.
Opening hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
The centre is staffed by a trained Cancer Nurse 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 Nurse 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 Aileen Emery.
In addition to cancer information and support provision the following patient programmes are 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.
Stanford Cancer Thrive & Survive Patient Programme
The Daffodil Centre in collaboration with Tallaght University Hospital rolled out their first Stanford Cancer Thrive and Survive Self-Management Programme in October 2018. The programme consists of a 2.5 hour workshop given weekly for six weeks and the aim of the programme is to support people recovering from cancer treatment.
Topics which are covered include
- Techniques to deal with issues such as fatigue, frustration, pain, isolation and poor sleep.
- Living with uncertainty.
- Exercise for regaining and maintaining flexibility and endurance.
- Making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies.
- Communicating effectively with family and Healthcare Professionals.
- Nutrition and healthy eating.
A Hand book ‘Self-Management of Long Term Health Conditions’ is given to each participant to support them during and after the programme.
How to get there
27 From Clare Hall To Jobstown
54a From College St.Towards Ellensborough / Kiltipper Way
65 From Poolbeg St. Towards Blessington / Ballymore
75 The Square Tallaght to Dun Laoghaire
76 From Chapelizod Towards Tallaght (The Square)
76a From Blanchardstown Centre Towards Tallaght (The Square)
77a From Ringsend Rd. To Citywest
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 to the side of the hospital, stop “Hospital”.
Please check www.luas.ie for more information and current timetables.
Public car park spaces are available in the multi-storey car park at the front of the hospital. There is a charge for the use of these facilities. Please see www.amnch.ie for more details.
The Daffodil Centre is located in the reception area in the hospital’s main entrance. The opening hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.