The Midland AYA Cancer Service provides services to the upper middle region of the North Island including Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Tairawhiti districts.
The AYA cancer keyworker is based out of Waikato hospital and works with young people diagnosed and treated there. The AYA Cancer Keyworker liaises with health professionals with expertise in AYA cancer care located in Thames, Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane and Hauora Tairawhiti hospital. They support the care provided to any young people diagnosed and receiving treatment in these areas.
The AYA cancer keyworker is based out of Palmerston North Hospital and works with all young people diagnosed and treated there.
How to make a referral to the AYA Cancer Service
Referrals should be made to the AYA Cancer Service when there is a high suspicion of cancer. Early involvement of this specialist service helps young people and their whānau to navigate services and ensures that important AYA-specific issues are addressed early, including fertility preservation and clinical trial enrolment.
We welcome referrals from young people and their whānau, general practitioners (GP), NGO providers and cancer services staff such as nurses, social workers, specialists and psychologists. Make your referral by contacting either the keyworker or clinical lead.
Meet the AYA Keyworker and Clinical Lead
021 223 6145
Charles De Groot
AYA Clinical Lead
07 839 8899 - Waikato Hospital
Midlands Regional AYA Champions
Radiation Therapy AYA Champions
AYA Lead/ Champion Radiation Therapist
AYA lead/champion Radiation Therapist Grace.Burnett@waikatodhb.health.nz
AYA Champion Radiation Therapist Kevin.Quick@waikatodhb.health.nz
AYA lead/champion Radiation Therapist Hayley.Miller@waikatodhb.health.nz
AYA lead/ Champion Radiation Therapist KKC (private) email@example.com
Midland Adult Day Stay AYA Champions
Registered Nurse at Waikato DHB Aleisha.Clarry@waikatodhb.health.nz
Registered Nurse - AYA Rep Megan.Mansfield@lakesdhb.govt.nz
Oncology / Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist - AYA Rep Kelly.Norris@tdh.org.nz
Registered Nurse - AYA Rep Jessica.Parkes@bopdhb.govt.nz
Adult In-Patient AYA Champions
Nurse Educator - Waikato - AYA Rep Olivia.Zeeders@waikatodhb.health.nz
Registered Nurse - Waikato - AYA Rep Eilish.Cooke@waikatodhb.health.nz
Nurse Educator - Waikato - AYA Rep Ari.McAlley@waikatodhb.health.nz
Registered Nurse - Waikato - AYA Rep Kaitlin.Smith@waikatodhb.health.nz
Registered Nurse - Waikato - AYA Rep Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org
Midland Paediatric Shared Care Nurse AYA Champions
Clinical Nurse Manager, Paediatric, Whakatāne (Paed Shared Care) Sharon.Powley@bopdhb.govt.nz
BOP Paed Shared Care Nurse Maree.Cresswell@bopdhb.govt.nz
Waikato Paed Shared Care Nurse Danielle.Polyblank@waikatodhb.health.nz
Oncology Link Nurse (Paed Shared Care) Cath.Mott@lakesdhb.govt.nz
Clinical Nurse Manager, Paediatrics (Paed Shared Care) email@example.com
More about the Midland service
Flyers and Information
Service overview – this one page document gives an overview of the Midland Service
More information on the service – this brochure gives more in depth information about the Midland Service
Waiora Waikato Hospital Map – this map will help you find your way around
Waikato DHB parking – this link provides your visitors with information on where to park at Waikato Hospital