Daffodil centre galway

Daffodil Centre University Hospital Galway

Our Daffodil Centre in University Hospital Galway 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 University Hospital Galway.

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 nurses in this centre are Fionnuala Creighton and Terry McMahon.

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

Bus Services

The bus services listed stop on either University Road or Newcastle Road. There is no bus stop inside the hospital grounds.

Bus Eireann
402 Merlin Park - Eyre Square – Seacrest
405 Ballybane - Eyre Square – Rahoon
404 Oranmore – Renmore Road – Westside Shopping Centre

Please check www.buseireann.ie for current bus timetables.

City Direct
410 Eyre Square via Salthill - Woodfield, Barna
412 Eyre Square via Western Distributor Road –Woodfield, Barna
414 Eyre Square via Rahoon - Woodfield, Barna

Please check www.citydirectgalway.ie for current bus timetables.


A taxi rank is located in front of the Accident and Emergency Department entrance.


Public car park spaces are available in the hospital car park. There is a charge for the use of these facilities. There is a pay station in each car park but if you have any difficulties there is a car park office beside the accident and emergency dept. There is also Pay and Display on street parking outside the hospital grounds. Please see https://saolta.ie/hospital/university-hospital-galway for further details.


Centre Type

Daffodil Centre



Working Hours

The Daffodil Centre is located in the main foyer, to the left inside the main door. The opening hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Centre Address

Daffodil Centre, University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway

Phone Number

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