We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau in the Nelson Tasman region.

Cancer patients and their whānau deserve access to the best possible support available.

We focus on:

 

  • enhancing patient and family/whānau support systems
  • improving community wellbeing through health promotion 
  • providing information and resources for the local medical community and the general public
  • networking to strengthen links with other related organisations

Alert Level 2 information

Nelson Tasman is now at Alert Level 2. We want you to know we are here to provide support. Under Level 2:

 

Margaret Stewart House and Daffodil House

  • The Cancer Society's Margaret Stewart House and Daffodil House remain open for those needing to travel for cancer treatment. 
  • Strict infection control measures and contract tracing
  • Masks should be worn in all communal areas

 

Driving service

  • Transport to treatment is still available, with precautions in place. 

 

Supportive care

  • Supportive care nurses are available over the phone on 0800 CANCER (226 237). Alternatively, ring our office on (03) 539 1137, or come and see us in our office. 
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms or have visited a location of interest in the last 14 days, do not enter our office and ring (03) 539 1137 to reschedule your appointment. 
  • Please wear a face covering when entering our office and maintain social distancing where possible.

 

Support groups

  • Face-to-face support groups and programmes are currently suspended. We will contact you to reschedule or organise an alternate support option. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us on (03) 539 1137 or email info@cancernelson.org.nz.

accommodation for treatment

A home away from home

If you have to travel for your treatment, we may be able to help you with accommodation while you're away from home.

Find out more

Support available across Nelson Tasman

We offer a variety of support for people with cancer, their family/whānau and friends.

cancernurse9261 05
Client talking to a Supportive Care Nurse Client talking to a Supportive Care Nurse

Volunteer with us

You can use your skills to make a difference. Visit our volunteer portal to see what roles we have available across Nelson-Tasman.

Join our team
voldriver004 05
Cancer Society Volunteer Driver meets a client Cancer Society Volunteer Driver meets a client

Shop our store

See what we have available in our Nelson Store.

Shop now
DD Bear 2020 Beau
Beau, the 2020 Daffodil Day bear Beau, the 2020 Daffodil Day bear

Sun Shade for hire

We have umbrellas and marques available free of charge for events organised by local community groups over the summer period.

Nelson free marquees sun protection community groups
Marquees are available for your events Marquees are available for your events
Last updated: November 17, 2021