If you have to travel to Christchurch for cancer appointments or treatment, the Daffodil House and Daffodil Lodge can be your home away from home.

Services and facilities available at the accommodation:

  • family rooms
  • cooking facilities
  • communal lounges
  • off-street parking
  • access to a laundry
  • support from Cancer Society staff members
  • transport to appointments
  • Wi-Fi

This accommodation is free of charge for patients. 

Daffodil House

Daffodil House Christchurch
Left: Daffodil House Christchurch
Left: Daffodil House Christchurch

Daffodil Lodge

Daffodil Lodge Christchurch
Left: Daffodil Lodge Christchurch
Left: Daffodil Lodge Christchurch

How do I make a booking for accommodation in Christchurch?

  • the Oncology Centre at Christchurch Hospital can arrange accommodation at your request
  • referrals can also be made by other health professionals, and Cancer Society staff
  • self-referrals are also accepted

Please download the form at the bottom of the page to make a referral for our accommodation. 

The following criteria apply for the Cancer Society Canterbury-West Coast accommodation:
  • you will be eligible for accommodation if you are currently attending planning or treatment for a cancer diagnosis and:
    • you live more than than 350km from the Christchurch Cancer Centre or St Georges Cancer Centre
    • you live over 100km and have a Community Services Care
    • you live over 100km away and likely to attend more than 6 appointments in a 6 month period
  • due to space constraints, we are usually unable to provide accommodation for more than one support person
  • due to space constraints, parking for only one vehicle is available for guests
  • when our accommodation facilities are full, we try to find a suitable motel, however, this may not be possible at busy times of the year
  • check-in time is no later than 4.30pm Monday to Friday, arrival outside of these times is by arrangement only 
  • check-out time is by 10.00am, unless prior arrangements have been made
  • Daffodil House and Daffodil Lodge are not staffed outside of office hours (Monday to Friday 8.30 – 5.00pm) and provides no medical or nursing care, so people staying must be able to be self-sufficient and independent and able to get on and off our shuttle service unaided
  • There are only stairs to the second floor, there are no elevators
  • our building and premises are totally smokefree, if there is any smoking in our rooms there may be a charge for the room to be cleaned professionally.

Contact details for the accommodation

Daffodil House Address 91 Papanui Road, Christchurch
Daffodil Lodge Address

48 Riccarton Road, Christchurch

House & Lodge Bookings Phone (03) 377 6415
Need someone to talk to?
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
0800 226 237 Information nurse

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. You are not alone.

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Last updated: September 9, 2021