Regional Cancer Treatment

MidCentral DHB Regional Cancer Treatment service during COVID-19

Last updated on 21 February 2021

Cancer services under COVID-19 Level 4 Lockdown will also continue under strict health and safety measures and patients should continue with their scheduled appointments. 

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Patients receiving treatment

If you are having treatment or need treatment, please be assured that this is considered an essential healthcare service and will be continuing as normal throughout all alert levels of the national response to COVID-19.

All radiation therapy and chemotherapy is being delivered as normal.

If you are having treatment or need treatment, this will still go ahead and it’s important that you come to treatment appointments as planned.

COVID-19 Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) information and resources

National AYA information and resources is available from the AYA Cancer Network Aotearoa website. Key COVID-19 resources for AYA patients:

Appointments with an oncologist

If you have a new-patient or a follow-up appointment (not treatment appointments) this might mean you talk to your doctor via a phone call in your own home or via a video-conference at your local hospital, rather than seeing them in person.

For these appointments we will contact you and talk about the best option for seeing the doctor when you need to. For some people the best choice is still to come to Palmerston North Hospital and we will arrange this if needed.

Contact information

At any time if you need to contact us, please use the contact numbers below:

  • Palmerston North Clinical Haematology - phone 06 350 8550
  • Palmerston North Radiation Therapy Department - phone 06 350 8142
  • Palmerston North Day Ward - phone 06 350 8130
  • Hawkes Bay, Villa 6 - phone 0800 464 655
  • Taranaki Base Hospital Oncology Department - phone 06 753 7739, extension 2
  • Whanganui Outpatients Oncology Department - phone 06 348 3015
  • Wairarapa Hospital Day Procedure Unit - phone 06 946 9856, extension 4902

Remember if you have any concerns about becoming unwell due to COVID-19 please call the health advice line on 0800 358 5453.