We are here to help provide support to people with cancer and their whānau across Taranaki, Manawatu-Whanganui, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne/East Coast regions. We are the Cancer Society Central Districts Division.

Central Districts Division - Services under Covid-19 Protection Framework - Traffic light information

As an essential health service provider we want to do the best we can to protect our clients during the surge in Covid Omicron numbers.

Our Supportive Care Team are available to provide information, advice and support via phone and email at every alert level.

Home visits from our supportive care team are available under Green and Orange settings, with precautions in place.

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Please be assured our friendly team is still working and available via phone and email to provide support and care to you or a loved one – but that support might look a bit different for a few weeks.

Our Supportive Care team will continue to provide help and support to clients and whānau via phone and video conferencing and our shuttles and volunteer driving services to cancer treatment will continue with additional precautions in place.

Some cancer activities and support groups will continue to be held on centre premises if after hours - please check with your local centre.

But above all else, we are here for anyone with any cancer regardless of everything else, so please do connect with your local centre should you or a loved one need support.

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Cancer helpline

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. We want you to know that we’re here for you.

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Need transport to treatment?

We have a dedicated team of volunteers to drive you to treatments when your whānau and friends aren't available.

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Accommodation options

We aim to provide you with a home away from home so you can focus on your treatment.

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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.
Central Districts - referral form

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Last updated: August 2, 2022