The Cancer Society Auckland is one of six regional divisions making up the national Cancer Society of New Zealand. We are dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in our region, from the Waikato border to Cape Reinga.
The Cancer Society is a non-government organisation dependent on donations, bequests and community support, with core services in:
* Information * Support * Research * Health Promotion
The Cancer Society's Domain Lodge is proud to offer a home away from home for people with cancer who have to travel long distances to receive treatment in Auckland.
Conveniently located across the road from the Auckland City Treatment Centre, Domain Lodge is a modern building set in beautiful gardens. The atmosphere is relaxed with friendly and understanding staff and guests are free to come and go as they please.
Domain Lodge is also home to the Cancer Society Auckland and our range of support services.
While priority is given to people with cancer, Domain Lodge is also open to the public. Income earned from guests helps us provide fully subsidised accommodation for people with cancer.
Who can stay at Domain Lodge?
Adult cancer patients, who live in Northland or outside the 100km radius from Auckland City Hospital, are able to stay at Domain Lodge while undergoing cancer treatment.
Patients who live inside the 100km radius can only be accepted under exceptional circumstances. If you do not qualify, our Transport to Treatment service may be able to help you. Please contact us to find out more.
Each patient is welcome to have one support person/caregiver stay with them providing they are able to share a room. Please note children under 18 years of age are unable to stay with patients or supporters/caregivers, but are welcome to visit during the day.
All patients staying at Domain Lodge need to be able to look after themselves individually or with the help of a supporter/caregiver.
Reservations and referrals
Accommodation referrals and reservations are made through hospital departments and oncology services. Once a referral has been received a letter will be sent confirming your booking at Domain Lodge.
Please inform us of any special disabilities when making a booking.
Accommodation for people with cancer having treatment is provided free of charge by the Cancer Society Auckland.
Patients travelling over 100km for treatment may be eligible for a Ministry of Health Travel and Accommodation subsidy. Your referring health specialist will need to complete a Travel and Accommodation Form and send it to the Ministry of Health prior to the start of treatment.
For further advice or assistance please call us on (09) 308 0161.
Accommodation for supporters/caregivers is provided free of charge in most cases. However a subsidised charge of $25 per supporter/caregiver per night is made if the patient is not eligible for a Ministry of Health Travel and Accommodation subsidy.
Domain Lodge offers studio accommodation for people with cancer. All are equipped with either double or twin bedrooms, and each has an ensuite along with Sky TV, telephone, radio, refrigerator and tea/coffee-making facilities.
Other facilities include:
- 24 hour reception
- Computer and internet facilities
- Tranquil private garden setting
- Two well-appointed self-service guest kitchen/dining areas with full cooking facilities, including allocated fridge/freezer space and all the appliances you would find in your own home
- Large outdoor deck area for alfresco dining
- Continental breakfasts and frozen meals on request
- An indoor pavilion area for peace and quiet
- Coin-operated laundries with full ironing facilities and an outdoor clothesline
- Storage for personal items or luggage
- Secure, free, undercover parking
- Access facilities / lift access.
Support at Domain Lodge
For Domain Lodge guests having cancer treatment there are a variety of support services available on site to help you during your stay.
- Experienced cancer nurses are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your cancer and treatment
- A team of professionally qualified counsellors and psychologists is available to help people with cancer and their family/whanau in adjusting to the emotional impact of cancer
- Our specialised cancer library offers people a quiet place to find information about cancer with books carefully selected especially for people affected by cancer.
To make an appointment please call us on (09) 308 0168 or to find out more call the Cancer Information Helpline on 0800 CANCER (226 237).