We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau in Whanganui. We are part of the Central Districts Division of the Cancer Society.

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

The following information applies to all Central Districts centres. Services will be offered under the Government traffic light system at both Red and Orange. The Cancer Society is an essential health service provider, however, in some instances things may look slightly different to normal.

Under the Red and Orange Government traffic light system our centre doors are open. We ask all visitors (and staff) to wash and sanitise their hands regularly, remain socially distanced, and wear a mask when in our centres.

All centre staff on site are vaccinated according to the Government’s health sector mandate to provide an environment that is as safe as possible for clients, volunteers and the team. All contractors/service providers engaged by our centres will be asked to show their vaccination passport prior to commencing any work on a centre premise.

Under Red and Orange, the Cancer Society shuttles and volunteer driving service will continue, providing transport for clients to cancer-related medical appointments. The drivers and passengers should always wear masks and socially distance where possible.

Clients and individuals on a journey with cancer are welcome to seek support from our centres. Please don’t be offended if we ask if you are unwell/well, have been in contact with a positive Covid-19 case or been at a location of interest recently – this is part of health screening to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone.

Massage and other therapy will continue, subject to the therapist providing an eligible vaccine passport. Please check with your local centre for details. We will review the running of group sessions in January 2022.

cancerinformation4471 05

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.

Find out more
Screenshot 2020 12 14 123017

Need transport to treatment?

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

Find out more
Cancer Society's Lions Lodge Hamilton

Accommodation options

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

Find out more

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

Phonecall Bold Blue
1,841
people supported over the phone
Car Bold Blue
286,492
Kms driven by Cancer Society volunteers
People Bold Blue
1,169
supportive care programme attendees

Quick links to all our offices

Last updated: December 13, 2021