Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre

Daffodil Centre

The Daffodil Centre is a supportive cancer information service provided by the Irish Cancer Society in Beaumont Hospital.

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.

  • Who uses Daffodil Centres?

    The Centres are located in a designated space in hospitals near the foyer or main entrance to enable easy access. Daffodil Centres are open to all, no referral or appointment is necessary. They are designed to be a friendly, welcoming environment. Those visiting the centre include in-patients, out-patients, partners, family or friends, people with cancer worries or symptoms, those who want to reduce their risk of cancer, healthcare professionals and hospital staff.

  • Wide range of information, support and advice available

    We understand that the information and support needs of those affected by cancer will vary with every individual person. To ensure we meet the needs of our enquirers the advice, information and support on offer in the Daffodil centre is wide ranging from:

    Cancer prevention and early detection

    • Information on the various types of cancer, treatments and side-effects
    • Details of local and national support  services
    • Finding  the right practical  help and advice, for example support for carers, social welfare entitlements or travel concerns in relation to hospital appointments
    • End of life services
    • Adjusting to life after cancer
  • Talk to a Cancer Information Service Nurse or specially trained volunteer

    Those who visit our Daffodil Centres can ask questions and talk through issues and concerns with a specialist cancer information nurse and specially trained volunteers. Together they take the time to listen and provide information, advice and support tailored to your needs in confidence.

  • Visit Us at Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre

    The Daffodil Centre is located in the main hospital foyer. You can drop-in at any time during opening hours. If you’re not able to visit us, we’re happy to talk to you over the phone or you can write to or email us.

    Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00

  • Contact Us

    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.

    Cancer Nurse: Phil Hartford

    Tel: 01 7974880