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Cancer Support Team | Hawke's Bay | Te Whatu Ora

Cancer Network Group Service



Formerly Hawke's Bay DHB Cancer Support Team

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

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 hospital to refer you.


Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Hawke's Bay Anniversary (25 Oct), Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Services Provided

Cancer support

Cancer counselling, Welfare and advocacy services

  • Cancer counselling
  • Welfare and advocacy services


Hawkes Bay

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 3:04PM on April 4, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Support Team | Hawke's Bay | Te Whatu Ora.