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 support services

Experienced cancer nurses care for people (and their whānau) 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—from diagnosis and right through the treatment process, including managing any side effects.

Nelson Marlborough Health (hospital)
Nelson: (03) 546 1800
Blenheim: (03) 520 9999
Cancer Nurse Co-ordinator  Ph: 022 049 2173 or (03) 539 5339/8339
Motueka Community Health Centre  Ph: (03) 528 1160
Golden Bay Community Health Centre Takaka  Ph: (03) 525 0060

Nelson Bays Primary Health
To find a GP in the Nelson Tasman Ph: (03) 539 1170 Freephone: 0800 731 317

Marlborough Primary Health
Ph: (03) 520 6200 Freephone: 0800 499 430
Email: [email protected]

See Cancer Pathways for Maori – He Huarahi Matepukupuku for more information.

Te Piki Oranga (Maori health services)

Te Piki Oranga is a kaupapa Māori health service provider in Te Tau lhu o Te Waka o Maui
(Nelson Tasman Marlborough).

Te Piki Oranga can offer cancer support you and your whanau.

See their website for the range of services and contact information.


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.


Victory Community Centre

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

A registered nurse is available at the centre to provide free or low-cost services, such as interpreting results. completing forms and help with attending appointments.

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