Cancer Care Nurses
Cancer Support Nurses 

 
Supporting patients and their families affected by cancer. 

The Cancer Support Nurses accept referrals from:

  • Patients 
  • Families 
  • Friends of patients 
  • Family doctor  
  • Hospital services  
  • District Nursing Service 
  • Cancer Society 
  • Taupo /Rotorua Hospital 
  • Waikato Hospital 
  • Oncologists  
  • Hospital services

 

What We Do

We navigate patients through health and social services for co-ordinated care
We work with family/whanau to make sure there is good understanding of the cancer journey.
We provide information regarding the options and management of the illness

This involves explaining:

  • The Pathway 
  • Disease process
  • Treatment 
  • Medication 
  • Ongoing care 
  • We refer the patient to other services, as needed 
  • We provide support at appointments 
  • We provide ongoing support through regular visits and phone calls

 

 

David Boles NZRN MSc
Phone 343 7729 ext 8774,  027 328 3112 

Elizabeth Fisher NZRN
Phone 343 7729, ext 8073,  027 768 1944

Tirita Olsen NZRN (right)
Phone 343 7729 ext 8074,  027 664 4573

 

Contact details:

Cancer Support Services
Phone: 343 7729
Fax: 343 7708
Offices: Level 2, Bridgman South Building

Rotorua Hospital