We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau. We are part of the Otago and Southland Division of the Cancer Society.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling:
- Dunedin, Clutha, and Waitaki: 03 477 7447
- Southland: 03 218 4108
- Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes: 03 442 4281
We offer a variety of local and online support groups and events.
GPs and individuals may use this form to refer themselves or others to our services.
The Governments COVID-19 Protection Framework ended at 11:50pm on 12th of September 2022. Whilst the government response continues to remain active and operating in the background any requirements to wear masks have now been lifted.
However, as seasonal illnesses (that may include COVID-19 or Influenza) can have serious impacts on those most vulnerable in our communities, if you do have upper respiratory infection symptoms or feel more comfortable wearing a mask whilst out in public, we would encourage you to do so. Unfortunately, the reality is that we will have COVID-19 in our community for some time to come; it is important that we continue to monitor our health, and if unwell we should stay at home.
Currently, we are still restricting Daffodil House access to residents and their accompanying support person only. Hygiene practices are strongly encouraged including mask-wearing outside of your room, social distancing, and hand sanitising. We provide resources such as masks, hand sanitiser and an antiseptic spray for your use, whilst staying at the House. The communal lounge is open. However, social distancing and mask-wearing are encouraged in these areas. Daffodil House staff are required to wear masks and use hand sanitiser in all shared spaces. Rooms are professionally cleaned between guests and laundry is self-supporting, with masks encouraged in the laundry. Please contact 03 477 7447 if you have questions about Accommodation Services.
The Cancer Society provides transport for clients to cancer related medical appointments. For the safety of our clients (patients) masks will continue to be worn by drivers and clients.
Our Supportive Care staff will be available for face-to-face appointments, on the Cancer Information Helpline 0800 CANCER (226 237), and by email at email@example.com. Groups and programmes are running. We encourage mask wearing through and around the centre or venue. Attendees may remove masks while seated, for example, to have a refreshment.
Please contact one of our team if you have any questions about our support services:
- Cindy Quertier - Southland 03 218 4108
- Jo Arthur - Coastal Otago 03 477 7447
- Janeen Holmes - Central Otago 021 465 746
or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our fundraising events and campaigns
We wouldn't be able to provide our vital services without the generous and enthusiastic support of individuals like you, your families, and your communities.
You Can For Cancer – create a fundraiser that's right for you
Relay For Life – annually in late summer
Jump For Cancer – throughout April and May
Daffodil Day – the last Friday of August
Marathon in a Month – throughout November
The Longest Day annual golf challenge – throughout December and January
Hugo Charitable Trust Cancer Society Gala Ball 2023
We are thrilled to announce the return of our Southland Cancer Society Gala Ball at Ascot Park Hotel on Saturday 2nd September 2023.
The Cancer Society of Otago and Southland would like to express our gratitude to the organisations, trusts, and local businesses who help to ensure we can support people with cancer and help to reduce the incidence of cancer.
Learn more about our partners here:
What we did across Otago and Southland last year
Annual Report 2023
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.