Oncology provides specialist services in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with cancer in the Nelson Marlborough District.

The medical oncologists are part of the Nelson Marlborough Health team, while radiation oncology is provided from both Wellington (Wairau) and Christchurch (Nelson and Wairau) as a visiting service.

Patients receiving radiotherapy travel to either of these centres and may be eligible for support with travel and accommodation

The Oncology department at Nelson Marlborough Health accepts referrals for people who have been referred through a GP (doctor), or more commonly other specialist colleagues, such as surgeons or physicians.

Medical oncology services are available daily at Nelson Hospital and visiting clinics are held weekly in Wairau Hospital.

Radiation oncology clinics from Christchurch are held monthly in Wairau Hospital and fortnightly in Nelson Hospital .

The Wellington radiation oncologists visit Wairau Hospital monthly.

Locations and contact details
Nelson Hospital
Medical Outpatients
Level 2
Phone: (03) 546 1906
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm (not public holidays)