Daffodil Centre University Hospital Limerick
Our Daffodil Centre in University Hospital Limerick provides cancer information, support and advice, drop-in at any time during opening hours – you don’t need an appointment or a referral.
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 nurses in this centre are Noreen Twohill and Anne Quinlan.
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.
The Daffodil Centre is located at the main entrance of University Hospital Limerick, next to the main reception. The opening hours are 8.30am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.