Cancer Care at COVID-19 Red
CANCER TREATMENT IS ESSENTIAL AND WILL CONTINUE AT ALL LEVELS OF THE COVID-19 PROTECTION FRAMEWORK.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION TO KEEP OUR WHĀNAU WITH CANCER SAFE (scroll down this page to see our Frequently Asked Questions about cancer and the COVID-19 vaccine). Access your 'My Vaccine Pass' here.
We understand you and your whānau may feel unsettled as we move between different levels of the framework to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand. It is OK to be worried, but please know that cancer centres around the country are prepared to continue delivering essential cancer services at all levels.
At Red cancer centres must follow the physical distancing guidelines which may impact how treatment is delivered. It is extremely important that we protect people living with cancer from the risk of catching COVID-19.
You will notice:
hospitals will be looking to run outpatient appointments virtually where possible (eg, phone conversation or video call). Hospitals may also require a COVID-19 test prior to in-person appointments - you will be contacted by your cancer centre with the details.
if you have treatment or a scan scheduled, please attend this as normal
if you have concerns about travelling or coming to hospital because of your health, please contact your cancer centre before your appointment or treatment
if you are unwell, please phone your cancer centre to let them know
if you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your doctor to discuss being tested for COVID-19.
It is safe to come to the hospital. If you are sick the hospital is still the safest place to be.