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MidCentral DHB Pallative Care Service

Cancer Network Group Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Palliative care supports hospital patients and families and whānau who are experiencing a life limiting illness.

The service consists of a Palliative Care Consultant and Specialist Nurses. We work alongside the lead care team in the hospital and other members of the multidisciplinary team to support their plan of care.

We can offer support regarding:

  • the management of symptoms to improve comfort
  • emotional and psychosocial distress related to a life limiting illness
  • planning return to the community. This can include working with the team to link people with community services including Arohanui Hospice in the MidCentral DHB region or their local hospice for people from other district health boards.

Team details

Our team is made up of a Palliative Care Consultant and Specialist Nurses who have been trained in palliative care.


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

How to access this service

Your lead care team may discuss the possibility of getting us involved with your care. If you agree, we would normally be with you within two working days, but often it will be more quickly than this. 

If you feel that you would like our input, but have not been referred, discuss this with a member of the team looking after you.

If you still have questions about who we are or how we can help, you are welcome to contact us.

Service Types

Hospice and palliative care services

  • Specialist hospital palliative care services

Hospitals and cancer treatment centres

  • Public hospitals

Cancer Types

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

Contact Details

Hospital staff can page us on pager #303

50 Ruahine Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4414

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Street Address

50 Ruahine Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4414

Postal Address

50 Ruahine Street
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North 4442

This page was last updated at 12:34PM on February 14, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB Pallative Care Service.