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Hawke's Bay DHB Cancer Support Team

Cancer Network Group Service


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Our team can support you and your whānau as you come to terms with your diagnosis and the impact it may have on your day-to-day life, now and in the future.

We work alongside other health professionals, including the Villa 6 team oncologists and nurses, as well as with the Cancer Society, Hospice, and other hospital and community agencies.

We have a Clinical Psychologist, registered Social Workers and an Equity Navigator on our team.

Our Kaiora Hinengaro/Psychologist can help you with:

  • managing with stress and building resilience
  • coping with physical symptoms like pain, discomfort and fatigue
  • managing fears, depression, anxiety, anger
  • improving relationship skills and support networks
  • managing the demands of home and family life while caring for yourself
  • coping with adjustment, change and loss
  • coping with how cancer affects self-esteem and sense of self
  • coping with how cancer affects your sexual functioning
  • referring you to other services, if needed

Our Kaimana Taurite/Equity Navigator can support you to:

  • navigate within the district health board to facilitate early intervention on your journey
  • enable access to services and advocate for you and your whānau
  • seek treatment out of your area, if you need it

Our Kaiope Mauri/Social Workers can assist with:

  • Emotional Support - The opportunity to talk through the impact of your diagnosis and the many changes it may bring to you and your loved ones.
  • Advocacy - Support you as you navigate through the systems related to your cancer journey and help with any challenges you may face.
  • Work/finances - Help with your concerns about how treatment will affect your finances and employment, including assistance with WINZ if you are eligible for support.
  • Travelling for treatment - You may have to travel out of town for treatment and/or surgery and/or accommodation while you are away.
  • Home-based supports - Help to access support in your home, depending on your assessed needs.


Kaiora Hinengaro / Clinical Psychologist

Kaiope Mauri / Social Workers

Kaimana Taurite / Equity Navigator

Kaiwhakarite / Administration Coordinator

How do I access this service?


We accept self-referrals for those with a confirmed cancer diagnosis. 

Contact a member of our team or ask the doctor, nurse or other health professional you are seeing at the…



8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Hawke's Bay Anniversary (22 Oct), Labour Day (25 Oct), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun).

Services Provided


  • Addiction & relationship services
  • Grief counselling
  • Home & family
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Trauma
  • Sexuality issues

Hospitals and cancer treatment centres

  • Public hospitals
  • Social work
  • Whānau support services

Mental health

  • Public (DHB Provided)

Supportive health

  • Psychology
  • Social work


  • Support during treatment
  • Support for family/whānau/partners

Welfare & advocacy services

  • Advocacy services

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Lung, Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Sarcoma, Others

Contact Details

  • Hawke's Bay Hospital

    (06) 878 8109

  • Social Workers

    ext 5724

  • Psychologist & Administration

    ext 6821

  • Equity Navigator

    ext 5989

  • Hospital Chaplain


Villa 6
Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
398 Omahu Road
Hawke's Bay 4120

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Street Address

Villa 6
Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
398 Omahu Road
Hawke's Bay 4120

Postal Address

Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
Villa 6
Private Bag 9014
Hastings 4156

This page was last updated at 3:08PM on August 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Hawke's Bay DHB Cancer Support Team.