We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau in Hastings, Napier, Havelock North and the wider Hawke's Bay community. We are part of the Central Districts Division of the Cancer Society.
Central Districts (Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne) COVID Level 2 information
All Cancer Society offices are open under Level 2.
- Available via volunteer drivers.
- Shuttle services (Taranaki and Hawkes Bay) are operating.
- All transport services are operating with strict adherence to contact tracing, social distancing, and maintaining high levels of hygiene, wearing a face mask, as per Alert Level guidelines
- Supportive Care will be conducted by phone/remotely and face to face.
- Face to face meetings conducted with strict adherence to contact tracing, social distancing and maintaining high levels of hygiene as per Alert Level guidelines. Masks must be worn.
Funding is available for external counsellor
Support groups remain suspended.
What we do
Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand. As we grow older, the likelihood of developing cancer increases.
- Each year in Hawke's Bay there are more than 900 people diagnosed with cancer.
- Every day at the Cancer Society, we help all people with any cancer, their families, 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 after, ensuring they are able to move on with their lives once again.
We provide a range of free support services for people with cancer and their family/caregivers. We help get people through their cancer diagnosis.
- General cancer one on one support and carer relief.
- Transport – including three times a week shuttle service to Palmerston North for treatment and volunteer drivers within Hawke's Bay.
- Support groups in Wairoa, Hastings and Central Hawke's Bay.
- Living well with cancer education – weekly workshops for people affected by cancer and their supporters, run by experienced Cancer Society staff and psychologists.
- Support volunteer training.
- Emergency financial assistance via grants.
- Complementary therapy – oncology massage.
- A listening ear for patients, caregivers, whānau and family members.
- Hats, turbans, wigs.
- Restorative yoga.
Need transport to treatment?
We have a dedicated team of volunteers to drive you to treatment when your whānau and friends aren't available.
Hastings Cancer Support Groups
Wednesday afternoons 1:30 to 2:30 p,
Get in touch to find out more (06) 876 7638
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As the organiser of an outdoor event you can help protect your participants, staff and volunteers by adopting a few simple sun protection measures.
If you would like more guidance around Sunsmart whilst planning your event, have a read of our Sunsmart guide.
We thank you for your support in the prevention of cancer in our region.
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