About

Welcome toTrinity St. James’s Cancer Institute. We serve cancer patients across Dublin Mid-Leinster region and provide academic and clinical training for consultants and researchers.

St. James's Hospital (SJH) is the largest academic teaching hospital in Ireland. The hospital's fundamental purpose is the delivery of health treatment, care and diagnosis as well as health promotion and preventative services at catchment, regional, super-regional and national levels.

St. James’s Hospital is the largest cancer centre in the country. Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute is being created because there is a need to better define the cancer function at SJH and all its elements, clinical, education/training, and research, and to address real gaps in existing structures.

The Cancer Institute will coordinate cancer research at St. James’s Hospital which conducts and supports research, training, health information, dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.

The Institute will:

  • Support and coordinate research projects done by universities and hospitals.
  • Support education and training in clinical disciplines for participations in basic and clinical research.
  • Support projects in cancer control.

About Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day is the biggest and longest running fundraising day for the Irish Cancer Society, Ireland’s national cancer charity. On Daffodil Day thousands of volunteers around Ireland sell daffodil pins and flowers (on streets, in businesses, homes and shopping centres) to raise money for the Society’s free, nationwide services for those with, and affected by, cancer in Ireland. The Society’s 28th Daffodil Day is on Friday March 11th 2016. On Daffodil Day we won’t give up until cancer does.

About Dell and Daffodil Day

Dell has been the lead corporate partner for Daffodil Day since 2011. This is its sixth year to support the campaign. Dell’s 2,500 employees in Dublin, Limerick and Cork are supporting the campaign by volunteering time and expertise to the Irish Cancer Society in the lead up to Daffodil Day and on the day itself.

How Daffodil Day helps

Funds raised on Daffodil Day by thousands of volunteers across Ireland go directly to providing information, care and support to those with, and affected by, cancer in Ireland. One of the key services funded by Daffodil Day is our Night Nursing service.

The Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nursing Service is a national service available to people with cancer who are seriously ill at home. The aim of the service is to provide extra support for the person who is ill and wishes to remain at home being cared for by their family.

The Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses are provided free of charge for up to 10 nights. It is part of the Society’s commitment to help the patient and their carers during what can be a difficult and anxious time.

The Night Nursing Service has been in operation since 1986 and currently employs 230 Night Nurses nationwide.

In 2015 the Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses supported over 1,940 patients and their families coping with the advanced stages of cancer, delivering 7,956 nights of care.

96% of requests for night nursing were fulfilled in 2015. The average cost per night is €350, which includes nurse’s salaries, mileage and training and Irish Cancer Society allocated costs (management, finance, facilities).


Five ways you can support Daffodil Day 2016:

 Buy a daffodil pin and wear it with pride on Daffodil Day

Make a donation by phone or online, CallSave 1850 60 60 60 or visit www.cancer.ie

Text Daff to 50300 to donate €4 now!*
Add a daffodil pin to your facebook and twitter profile, visit https://twibbon.com/Support/daffodil-day-2013

 Tweet, Facebook or Instagram about #DaffodilDay

Buy a daffodil or Daffodil Day merchandise on Daffodil Day or in our online shop www.cancer.ie/shop

*(100% of your €4 goes to the Irish Cancer Society across most networks. Some providers apply Vat where a minimum of €3.26 cent will go to the Society. Service provided by LikeCharity (01-4433890).)

About the Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s national cancer charity. Established in 1963, the Irish Cancer Society provides information, support and care to those with, and affected by, cancer all over Ireland. Our services are professional, confidential and free of charge. We are almost entirely funded through the generosity of the public and receive 2% government funding.

The Irish Cancer Society, and our volunteers and supporters, are working towards a future without cancer.

We won’t give up until cancer does.