We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau. We are part of the Canterbury-West Coast Division of the Cancer Society.
We provide a range of free cancer support services to help you and your family cope with your cancer diagnosis and manage during your treatment and beyond.
You don't need to be referred by your GP or oncologist to contact us. You can fill in the referral form below or give us a call on 0800 226 237.
We are here for anyone with cancer, at any stage and are available to answer any question.
We can help with:
- information and advice;
- emotional and practical support tailored to your individual needs;
- transport to your cancer-related appointments;
- accommodation if you live outside of Christchurch and need a place to stay while you have treatment in Christchurch; and
- post-treatment support.
Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer, as well as family/whānau.
You can use this form if you would like to use our services yourself or if you are a health professional or family member who would like to refer someone else to our services.
If you or a member of your whānau have received a cancer diagnosis, you can just ring us on 0800 226 237. You don't need to be referred by a health professional.
Canterbury-West Coast - referral form
Canterbury/West Coast Division - Services under Covid-19 Protection Framework - Traffic light information
The Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework ended at 11:59pm on 12 September. This enables New Zealand, and the health and disability system, to move into a new phase for Covid-19, where the response will remain active and operating in the background, with fewer restrictions on individuals. The Government has eased restrictions around mask use.
While restrictions have eased it is important to keep protecting our vulnerable community members.
Visitors to our facilities are encouraged to wear facemasks and to observe physical distancing. Hand sanitiser is available in our centres. If you are unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms, please do not visit our centres. You can contact our team on 0800 226 237 and we will be happy to assist you over the phone.
To protect our immuno-compromised guests, clients and their support person will be pre-screened before arrival at Daffodil House or Daffodil Lodge, including undertaking a RAT test 24 hours prior to arrival. Regardless of the RAT test result, you will be able to access our accommodation facilities but with restrictions should your test be positive.
Visitors are allowed during office hours. Mask wearing is no longer compulsory but is encouraged when in close proximity to others. Rooms are professionally cleaned between guests and our guests have access to the communal laundry. A reminder that masks are still required when in the hospital or other healthcare facilities.
If you become unwell during your stay, please let our Accommodation Manager Hannah Godfrey or another Accommodation team member know. If you have any questions about Accommodation Services, please contact Hannah at email@example.com.
The Cancer Society provides a volunteer driving service to cancer related treatment. Mask wearing is required for both drivers and patients while using our driving service. If you have questions about the Driving Service, please contact Meredith Woodsford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Supportive Care team are available for face-to-face appointments, or you can contact then on our Cancer Information Helpline (0800 226 237). Masks are encouraged for clients and staff during face-to-face appointments.
Support groups and programmes are operating in our centres. Meals and baking services continue, with drop off to offices at front of house.
If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, please do not come into our centres. We can continue to support you over the phone until you are symptom-free.
Please contact Lisia Ratima-Livesley at email@example.com if you have any questions about Supportive Care.
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Grants available across Canterbury-West Coast Division
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