Daffodil Centre UPMC Whitfield Hospital
Our Daffodil Centres in Waterford provide 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 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 Support Line at 1800 200 700.
Drop in and visit us
Your Cancer Nurses in these centres are Fiona Young and Mary O’ Kelly.
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
Please check www.buseireann.ie/waterford for the most current bus timetables.
From Waterford Bus station the Cork Waterford Bus No 40 departs on the hour every hour from 8am to 5pm.
Going back to Waterford the Cork-Waterford Bus No 40 departs at 10 past the hour.
A taxi can be called for you from the front desk upon request.
Parking is available. Please follow the directions as you enter the hospital grounds. There is a charge for the use of these facilities. The first 20 minutes are free for drop offs/collections.
The Daffodil Centre in UPMC Whitfield Hospital is open Monday and Wednesday from 8am to 4pm.