Once someone has been diagnosed with cancer, we know there are some difficult days ahead. No matter where you are on the cancer pathway, there is always someone to connect with for support.

Cancer nursing and GP services: All regions

Experienced cancer nurses and GPs care for people diagnosed with cancer in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions.

Their aim is to ensure anyone affected by cancer is well supported and receives referrals to the appropriate support systems.

Contact details: 
Nelson Hospital: (03) 546 1800
Wairau Hospital: (03) 520 9999
Cancer nurse co-ordinator: 022 049 2173 or (03) 539 5339 or (03) 539 8339
Motueka Community Health Centre: (03) 528 1160
Golden Bay Community Health Centre: (03) 525 0060

Nelson Bays Primary Health: To find a GP in the Nelson Tasman region

Marlborough Primary Health: To find a GP in the Marlborough region

Victory Community Centre

The Victory Community Centre offers services to residents in the Victory, Washington and Bishopdale suburbs (Nelson).

A registered nurse is available to provide free or low-cost services, such as interpreting test results and completing forms. The nurse can also help you to attend appointments.

Contact details
Victory Community Centre
2 Totara Street, 7010
Phone: (03) 546 8385
Email: [email protected]


Golden Bay community services

In addition to the Golden Bay Community Health Centre, the following services may be useful:

 Golden Bay Community Workers Inc 

Support and advocacy for health, family and social issues

Contact details:

 Erica van Sint Annaland Physiotherapy Clinic 

  • individualised rehabilitation and exercise programmes
  • lymphoedema therapist
  • physiotherapy after a cancer diagnosis

Contact details:


Cancer Society

The Cancer Society offers a range of free and confidential services, including counselling, transport and financial supports.

Read about the Cancer Society's services in the Nelson Tasman region.

Read about the Cancer Society's services in the Marlborough region.


Cancer services directory for the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough region

This directory lists local services such as:

  • accommodation for patients and families during treatment
  • patient travel assistance
  • psychological and social support services

Download the Cancer services resource directory [PDF].