If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with cancer, the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society is here to help.

We offer a range of free, practical assistance and supportive care to help you and those you care about understand cancer, get through treatment and find support.

You don’t need a referral from a healthcare professional to access our services. Simply get in touch by phone or email. One of our supportive care nurses will contact you to talk about your individual needs and connect you with appropriate support services.

Our supportive care nurses work in communities across our region to support people throughout Bay of Plenty, Coromandel, King Country, Rotorua, Taupō, Thames, Tūrangi and Waikato.

We also have office locations in Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua, and an accommodation facility for people who need to travel for treatment at Waikato Hospital.

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Volunteer with us

You can make a difference. Visit our volunteer portal to see what roles we have available in Waikato/Bay of Plenty.

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Walking Stars

Be part of Tauranga’s brightest night walk on Saturday 12 February and raise vital funds to support people with cancer.

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Waikato Level 2 information

Home visits from our supportive care nurses are available at level 2 with appropriate physical distancing, face masks and health screening in place.

They are also available to provide information, advice and support via phone and email too.

Face-to-face support group meetings and programmes remain suspended.

Transport to treatment is available for urgent drives with precautions in place. Face masks are required. Physical distancing and high levels of hygiene will be maintained.

Visitors are not permitted at the Lodge at this time. Guests must wear a mask and observe physical distancing in communal areas.

The office in Grey Street, Hamilton is open. Staff can be contacted by phone, text and email.

Referral form for Health Professionals

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.

Waikato/Bay of Plenty - referral form

What we did across Waikato/Bay of Plenty last year

People Bold Blue
8,436
times our nurses were there for people
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76,541
KMs driven by Cancer Society volunteers
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11,093
Nights stayed in Cancer Society accommodation
Last updated: November 17, 2021