Drop in and visit us
Your cancer nurses in this centre are Noreen Twohill and Carmel Sheehy.
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.
Cancer Thrive and Survive Programme
This Stanford University Self-Management 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.
Multiple Myeloma Support Group Meetings
Patients who are newly diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma or living with the condition are invited to attend monthly support group meetings in the Cancer Support Centre. They may attend with a family member or friend for support.
A patient leader chairs the meeting with the assistance of a Clinical Facilitator usually the Daffodil Centre Cancer Nurses, Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialists or the Oncology CNM3. Patients and family members use the opportunity to share experiences and to receive presentations from various Healthcare Professionals.
How to get there
301 Regional Hospital - City Centre – Westbury
304 UL - City Centre - Raheen - Ballycummin
Please check www.buseireann.ie for the most current bus timetables.
A taxi rank is at the front entrance of the hospital.
Public car park spaces are located on the hospital campus and are clearly signposted. There is a charge for the use of these facilities.