What people with cancer
and their families need to
know about covid-19

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COVID-19 Updates

With the change in Covid-19 alert levels, we want people with cancer to know we’re still here for information, advice and support.

Our face-to-face support groups and yoga programmes are currently suspended.

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

The Cancer Society’s Margaret Stewart House in Wellington, and Daffodil House and Daffodil Lodge in Christchurch remain open for people who need to travel for treatment at Wellington or Christchurch hospitals.

If your body’s immune system has been weakened by cancer or cancer treatment, the risk of you having a serious infection is higher – so it’s important for people living with cancer to take extra care to stay well at every alert level.

We are mindful that cancer patients are still vulnerable because of a weakened immune system.

For anyone coming into the office we have hand sanitiser and masks available.

However if you prefer to avoid coming in at this point, feel free to give us a call.

Please phone our office (03) 539 1137 or contact Cyndy Smith, our Support Coordinator

027 258 0075 / cyndy@cancernelson.org.nz

You can also phone our Cancer Information Nurses 0800 CANCER (226 237) for further information and support.

For more information, please visit https://covid19.govt.nz/

 

Nelson and Tasman Cancer Society

Cancer patients and their families deserve access to the best possible support available. The Nelson and Tasman Cancer Society is your first point of contact for cancer services.

The Nelson and Tasman Centre focuses primarily on enhancing patient and family support systems; improving community well-being through health promotion (e.g. SmokefreeSunSmart); providing information and resources for the local medical community and the general public; and networking to improve communication links with other related organisations.

New Zealand Cancer Society

We have several major fundraising events during the year. All proceeds stay within the Nelson/Tasman region.

A generous bequest was made to the Cancer Society Nelson Tasman to offer skin check vouchers (up to the value of $75 ) to people in the Nelson Tasman region. The 1,000 skin check vouchers issued in October 2020 have now all been issued. The next allocation of skin check vouchers will be available in October 2021.

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