The presence of COVID-19 in Aotearoa is a worrying time for all of us, particularly those who are receiving treatment for cancer, their whānau, household members and kai manaaki (supporters).
Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa has developed dedicated and tailored information for cancer patients and their whānau during this time.
Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā is pleased to support Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa in sharing this information with whānau Māori, hapū and iwi.
It is important for whānau living with cancer to take extra care to stay well and prevent getting infected with COVID-19.
General information about COVID-19 is available here.
What does Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2 mean for you?
Cancer care centres and hospitals are working hard to try and get services back up and running. This includes resuming appointments and some treatments whilst also trying to keep you safe and out of contact with COVID-19.
Some appointments will continue to be over the phone or online and some will be face to face.
Your cancer care team will contact you to let you know when and where your appointments are.
If you are being supported by a kaiawhina or community providers, keep them updated with any changes to your appointments or treatments.
Comprehensive advice for cancer patients and their whānau is available here.
Simple advice for cancer patients and their whānau is available here.