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Directory of services available
 
There are many cancer support services and groups available; some within the Regional Cancer Treatment Service and others in the community.  Depending on your individual circumstances, you may find it beneficial to use one or many of the services we offer.  On this page we have links to some of the community support groups that run independently to our service.
 
Within the RCTS we have a team of registered nurses who specialise in the care of patients receiving cancer treatment.  Their goal is to provide care and support during your treatment.  They can help with education, side effect management, access to other health professional and discharge planning.

 

Support Services A to Z 

 

​ ​General Support Services
​AYA – Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Services
​Text: (027) 432 7771
Freephone: 0800 292 226

​Cancer Psychology Service

​Phone: (06)3505180
Email: Cancer.psychology@massey.ac.nz

​Cancer Society - Hawkes Bay

​Phone: (06) 876 7638
Fax: (06) 876 5046
Address:
207 Nelson Street South
Hastings

​Cancer Society - Palmerston North

​Phone: (06) 356 5355
Address:
Addis House
135 Ruahine Street
Palmerston North

​Cancer Society - Taranaki

 

​Phone: (06) 757 3006
Address:
TSB Cancer Support Centre
71 Lorna Street
New Plymouth
 

​Cancer Society - Wanganui

​Phone:  06 34 87402
Fax: 06 34 87406
Address:
3 Koromiko Road
Wanganui

​CanTeen

​Phone: 0800 CANTEEN
Email: Info@canteen.org.nz

​Central PHO Community Cancer Support Nurse

​Manawatu Locality
575 Main Street, Palmerston North
Phone: (06) 354 9107
 
Horowhenua Locality
62 Liverpool Street, Levin
Phone: (06) 3676433
 
Otaki Locality
2 Aotaki Street, Otaki
Phone: (06) 3648291

​Chaplains
(The Pastoral & Spiritual Care Team)

​Ask any member of staff to refer you or call 06 350 8691

​Health and Disability Advocacy



​Freephone: 0800 555 050

​Hospital Palliative Care Service



​Palmerston North Hospital


Phone via hospital switchboard: (06) 356 9169

​Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

​Freephone: 0800 15 10 15

Email: info@leukaemia.org.nz

​Look Good Feel Better

​Website: www.lgfb.co.nz
Email: info@lgfb.co.nz
Phone: 0800 865 432

​Lymphoedema Support



Palmerston  North
Physiotherapist/Lymphoedema Therapist
Phone: 06 3570987
Mobile: 027 2847907
 
Napier
PT Physio Dept
Healthcare Hawkes Bay
Napier Health Centre
06 87 88109
 
Masterton
Wairarapa Community Health
 
Taranaki
Taranaki Health Physio Dept
New Plymouth
06 753 7742
 
Whanganui
Womens Health PT
Good Health Wanganui
06 348 1286

​Maori Cancer Coordinators Service





 

 

 

Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
Palmerston North City area
Phone: (06) 353 6385

 

Te Runanaga O Raukawa Inc.
Horowhenua / Otaki area
Phone: (06) 368 8678
 
Rangitane o Tamaki nui a Rua Inc.
Tararua area
Phone: (06) 374 6860
 
Te Wakahuia Manawatu Trust
Manawatu and Feilding area
Phone: (06) 357 3400

​Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ

​Helpline: 0800 4 PROSTATE (0800 477 678)

​Quit Smoking

​Quitline 0800 778 778

​Sex Therapy New Zealand

​Free Phone: 0800 sextherapy (0800 739 843)
Phone: (06) 3542449
Email: admin@sextherapy.co.nz
Postal Address:
PO Box 1280, Palm. Nth.

​Social Workers
(Oncology)

​S.T.A.R. Centre
Palmerston North Hospital
Phone: (06) 3508322

​Sweet Louise

​Freephone: 0800 11 22 77

 

 

​ ​Travel Support Services

​National Travel Assistance Scheme 

​Free phone: 0800 281 222 (press option 2)

​Shuttles



Danneveirke
St John Health Shuttle
Phone (06) 3745691
Takapau Red Cross
Phone (06) 8558376
 
Feilding
St John, Feilding
Phone (06) 3235655
 
Foxton Beach
Foxton Beach Community Centre
Phone (06) 3638387
 
Horowhenua
Horowhenua and Districts Health Transportation Trust
Phone (06) 3685519
 
Marton / Ratana
St John, Marton
Phone (06) 3276703
 
Otaki
Otaki Health Shuttle
(06) 3645603
 
Pahiatua / Eketahuna / Woodville
St John Pahiatua
Phone (06) 3766619
 
Wanganui
St John, Wanganui
Phone (06) 3450844

​Shuttle - Hawkes Bay

​Hawkes Bay Cancer Society
207 Nelson Street South
Hastings
Phone: (06) 876 7638
Shuttle Mobile: 027 248 7217
Email: admin@cancerhb.org.nz
​Shuttle - Taranaki ​Contact Taranaki Cancer Society
71 Lorna Street
Phone: (06) 757 3006
Email: tara.cancer.soc@xtra.co.nz
​Volunteer Drivers ​Radiation Oncology Bookings Coordinator
Phone: (06) 3508142
 

 

Accommodation Support Services​ ​

​Ozanam House



Phone:
Ozanam House: (06) 356 6316
Ozanam Car Shuttle: (06) 354 6342
St Mary’s: (06) 356 3021
Address:
504 Featherston Street
Palmerston North

​Summerset on Summerhill

​Accommodation at Summerset is arranged and managed by the radiation therapy nursing staff.

Services include:

 

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