Transport to treatment
The volunteer driving service is delivered by registered volunteer drivers who gift their time and use their own vehicle to provide transport for cancer patients to cancer related appointments.
Volunteer drivers undergo a recruitment process which includes interviews, advanced driving assessment, police checks, orientation and ongoing training.
It is for people undergoing cancer treatment who are unable to drive, do not have their own transport, or do not have family, whanau or friends to take them.
To access this service contact your local Centre
National Travel Assistance
If you, or a family member, need to travel long distances – or frequently – to see a specialist, then you may be eligible for help with expenses under the National Travel Assistance Scheme. These expenses may include travel, accommodation and support person costs. This is a national Ministry of Health scheme. Please visit http://www.moh.govt.nz/travelassistance or phone 0800 281 222 for more information, application and claim forms.