We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau. We are part of the Otago and Southland Division of the Cancer Society.

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Accommodation

If you need to travel to Dunedin Hospital for cancer treatment, you can stay at Daffodil House.

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Need transport to treatment?

We have a dedicated team of volunteers to drive you to your hospital appointments.

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We need your support to ensure we can continue delivering services to people with cancer and their whānau.

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Otago/Southland Division

At Orange, clients and supporters will be pre-screened before arrival, which will include showing your vaccination passport. Everyone will be screened on entry, with completion of screening questions. If you have travelled to get here, we require pre-travel antigen testing with evidence of negative test upon arrival.

During your stay, we require antigen testing weekly, or when presenting with symptoms. Antigen testing is also required if people return home. Unfortunately, we are unable to allow visitors. Entry is through the carpark. Shared areas are open, with no shared bathrooms, and masks are encouraged in shared spaces. We encourage social distancing by separating tables and lounge furniture, while Daffodil House staff are required to wear masks and use hand sanitiser in all shared spaces.

Meals are self-catered, rooms are professionally cleaned between guests and laundry is self-supporting, with masks encouraged in the laundry. We recommend limiting outings to essentials and always wearing a mask on shopping trips, as per official guidance.

Driving services continue at traffic light level Orange, with volunteers vaccinated. Hygiene guidelines are in place, including mask wearing, patients to sit in the back seat, windows open, hand sanitiser and vehicle cleaning. Access to driving services is granted after pre-screening questions, including a self-assessment. There is no entry to hospital and driving services are limited to one patient per day.

At traffic light level Orange, direct support is available with pre-screening questions, while visits will be deferred if these are not met. Good hygiene practices are required, with masks to be used for supportive care if indoors and masks also encouraged for clients. Direct support can take place outside if sunny. Support groups and programmes with be assessed in January/February 2022. Meals and baking services continue, with drop off to offices at front of house, and masked, contactless delivery to clients. Volunteers are to be used from January 2022 in accordance with volunteer guidelines, while counselling continues with vaccinated providers recommended.

Our People in Otago and Southland

The Otago and Southland Division covers the lower South Island.  As well as our team in Dunedin, we have staff in the following places: 

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Meet Our Team

Meet our team providing support services to cancer patients and their whānau in Otago & Southland

Our People
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Meet Our Team

Meet our team providing support services to cancer patients and their whānau in Otago & Southland

Our People
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Meet Our Team

Meet our team providing support services to cancer patients and their whānau in Otago & Southland

Our People

Supportive Care Community Cancer Support

Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer and their family / whānau. We’re here to help, so please make contact so we can discuss what is right for you and your whānau.

Please get in touch today if you would like support by emailing supportivecare@cansoc.org.nz or calling:

Referral Form

Please use this form if you would like to refer yourself or someone else to our services. 

Otago and Southland - Referral Form

 

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Contact Supportive Care

You can contact our support team by emailing supportivecare@cansoc.org.nz

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Dunedin/Coastal Otago (03) 477 7447
Southland (03) 218 4108
Central Otago/Lakes (03) 442 4281

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Referral form

Please use this form if you would like to refer yourself or someone else to our services.  

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What we did across Otago and Southland last year

Annual Report 2021

What did your support help us achieve? Your time, energy, money and services helped us towards achieving our mission of improving community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer.

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1,765
Nights stayed at Daffodil House
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$459,777
Daffodil Day funds raised
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$80,978
Contributed to cancer-related research
Need someone to talk to?
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
0800 226 237 Information nurse

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. You are not alone.

We have nurses and counsellors to answer your questions and provide the support you need. Get in touch

Last updated: December 16, 2021