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Daffodil Centre University Hospital Waterford

Our Daffodil Centre in University Hospital Waterford 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 Waterford.

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 Nurses 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 Cancer Nurseline at 1800 200 700.

Drop in and visit us

Your cancer nurses in this centre are Anna Drynan Gale and Mary Bennett.

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

Bus Éireann/TFI Transport for Ireland:
W5 Oakwood - Waterford Regional Hospital

Please check www.buseireann.ie/waterford for the most current bus timetables.

J.J. Kavanagh and Sons Ltd Waterford City Service:
607 Tesco Ardkeen to Ballygunner
617 Tesco Ardkeen to Ballygunner
627 Tesco Ardkeen to Ballygunner

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

Taxi

There is a taxi rank directly outside the main hospital entrance or you may order a taxi to collect you from the hospital entrance. There are free phones available by the public toilets at the main reception.

Parking

Parking is available. Please follow the directions as you enter the hospital grounds. There is a charge for the use of these facilities.
Disabled parking is available in the front car park.

Information

Centre Type

Daffodil Centre

Location

Waterford

Working Hours

The Daffodil Centre is located at the hospital’s main entrance, to the left of the reception desk. The opening hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday and Tuesday and from 9.00am to 5.00pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Centre Address

Daffodil Centre, University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Rd., Waterford.

Phone Number

Contact Email