We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau across Tairāwhiti. We are part of the Central Districts Division of the Cancer Society.
What we do
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in New Zealand. As we grow older the likelihood of developing cancer increases.
Each year in Tairāwhiti there are over 250 people diagnosed with cancer. Every day at the Cancer Society we help all people with any cancer, their whānau and friends to deal with a cancer diagnosis.
We advocate for cancer patients, providing a voice on all kinds of issues including cancer prevention, screening, early detection and treatment. We support people during treatment and beyond.
We do this through a wide range of core services in supportive care and information and helping to connect people. We develop and run community health promotion and cancer prevention programmes to keep people well.
Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer, family/whānau. Please use this form if you would like to use our services or 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.
Central Districts - referral form
Meet our team providing support services to cancer patients and their whānau.
- TeRina Timutimu Supportive Care Coordinator and Health Promoter
- Email address