Daffodil Place is a 24-room facility operated by the Newfoundland and Labrador division of the Canadian Cancer Society. Daffodil Place is for people with cancer and their caregivers, who must travel to St. John’s to receive cancer care.
Who can stay
To stay at Daffodil Place, potential guests must meet two criteria:
- Must live a minimum of 50 km outside of St. John's
- Must be undergoing active cancer treatment, which includes: radiation therapy, chemotherapy, specialists appointments related to cancer (dentistry, dermatology), surgery related to cancer, follow-up appointments with oncologists and diagnostic appointments.
Guests are required to provide medical documentation.
How can I make a reservation?
To make a reservation to stay at Daffodil Place, contact us toll-free at 1-888-753-6520.
Reservations can be made 24 hours a day. All reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and verified through the health care system.
There are 24 guest rooms available at Daffodil Place, each with a private bathroom. There are 10 rooms furnished with two single beds. The remaining 14 rooms have one queen sized bed, including two fully wheelchair accessible rooms.
Each room also includes:
- telephone with local calling
- satellite television
- Internet access
- small refrigerator
- linens and towels
Laundry facilities are available to guests, free of charge, for personal items.
What you should bring
Daffodil Place offers many of the comforts of home, however we do ask that guests bring along certain items to help them during their stay. Please bring toiletries and personal hygiene items, as well as any necessary medication needed during your stay. We ask that guests leave valuables at home.
Length of stay
Guests are welcome to stay at Daffodil Place for the duration of their cancer appointments/treatments. Guests may arrive one day prior to the commencement of their treatment and must check out the day following the conclusion of their treatment.
Please advise us of a cancellation as soon as possible, so that we may be able to accommodate others. A minimum of 24 hours is preferred.
Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. All visitors must check in/check out at the front desk.
Daffodil Place is located at 70 Ropewalk Lane. It is a five-minute drive from the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and the St. Clair’s Mercy Hospital. It is in walking distance of a grocery store, pharmacy and other amenities.
Daffodil Place has a staff person on site 24 hours a day. There are NO medical personnel on site.
Various recreation activities are held at Daffodil Place throughout the week. These activities may include music nights, bingo, dog therapy and social events.
Cancer support groups are held at Daffodil Place and are open to people living with cancer, caregivers and community members.
Practical support items are available at Daffodil Place, free of charge, for people living with cancer. Items include, but are not limited to: wigs, turbans, temporary breast prostheses and information kits.
Daffodil Place is a scent-free building.
Tobacco use is strictly prohibited in or around Daffodil Place.
For more information, please contact us at 1-888-753-6520.
The Agnes Cowan Hostel provides accommodations for out-of-town patients who require diagnostic and specialty services that are only available in St John’s. The hostel is located in the same complex as the Dr H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center, Health Sciences Center and Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. People who are receiving care at St Clare’s Mercy Hospital will also be accommodated.
The hostel has 118 rooms, with 10 rooms designed for individuals who use a wheelchair. Rates vary from $36 to $63 per night depending on the type of room (e.g. single, family suite). Medical documentation is required.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Agnes Cowan Hostel:
300 Prince Philip Drive
St John’s, NL A1B 3V6