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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Waikato/Bay of Plenty services under the COVID-19 Protection Framework

Home visits are available under Red if there is no local transmission of Covid-19 with appropriate physical distancing, face masks and health screening. In the event of local transmission, home visits are not able to take place.

Home visits from our supportive care nurses are available at Green and Orange with the above precautions. 

Our nurses are also available to provide information, advice and support via phone and email at every level.

Face-to-face support groups are currently suspended.


Transport to treatment is available with precautions in place. All clients will be screened prior to their drive.


Face masks must be worn, and clients will be seated in the back seat diagonally opposite the driver.


Under Red, there may be less volunteer drivers available.

The Lodge will remain open at every level to ensure people with cancer have a place to stay when travelling for treatment.


Guests and support people will be tested for Covid19 prior to their arrival at the Lodge.


Masks and physical distancing are required in all shared areas, like the dining room and lounge. 


At Red, shared areas are closed and meals are in two sessions for physical distancing. 



At Green, all visitors and support people will be screened and Vaccine Passes checked on arrival. At Orange and Red, visitors are not permitted at the Lodge.


At Red, all our offices are open with a small team. Our nurses are working from home. 


Our offices are open at Green and Orange. All visitors will be screened and Vaccine Passes viewed on arrival. Masks must be worn.

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

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times our nurses were there for people
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KMs driven by Cancer Society volunteers
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Nights stayed in Cancer Society accommodation
Last updated: December 14, 2021