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Support for Whānau

We know that whānau provide vital support and care for patients in hospital. We have supports and services available to help you to help support your loved one as they recover:

Social Work
Te Whare Taurima Accommodation for Whānau


Volunteering is a wonderful way to help others by giving a small amount of time. Waikato and Thames hospitals offer a variety of volunteering opportunities.


Mental wellbeing

Good mental health is about positive wellbeing.

It is an important part of our physical health, our relationships, our education, our work and to achieving our potential. It can help us cope with life’s problems and to enjoy the good things that life has to offer.

For those who are struggling with feeling down or mentally unwell, there are resources and services that can help with your mental wellbeing.

Don't be afraid to reach out for support.

Support services

Your radiation therapy team works closely with support services to care for all your needs. Some of these services are listed below along with how they can help and support you throughout your treatment. Please let us know if you feel any of the services below would benefit you.

Cancer SocietyThe Cancer Society support people with cancer, their family/ whānau and friends. A wide range of support services are available.

ChaplainsOffer spiritual support regardless of re…