Accommodation during treatment
The Cancer Society provides accommodation for people with cancer who require treatment away from their home environment.
Please contact your local Support Services for details of accommodation options.
Our Accommodation in Dunedin is for people who require treatment, away from home, at the Oncology Department of Dunedin Hospital. This accommodation was originally opened by the Cancer Society in 1989 and sets out to provide a “home away from home” atmosphere as well as a supportive and caring environment.
People receiving treatment, and their carers staying with them, support each other while staying at the House. Cancer Society staff are also on hand. People appreciate the comfort in understanding that others are here for the same reasons. People often leave having made new friends and are appreciative of the opportunity to share in the experiences of others if they wish to do so. People staying at Kowhai House are always offering us positive feedback, with comments like these...
“A very comfortable and peaceful place to stay”
“Home away from home … made many friends”
“Peaceful and hospitable haven”
“Thank you for the warmth, care and support during my stay”
“I’ve enjoyed the good company and pleasant surroundings very much”
The House consists of ten twin rooms one double room. The ground floor has wheelchair access and there is a fully-functioning kitchen with a communal dining and lounge area, opening onto a private relaxing garden which is appreciated by all who stay. A television and radio is provided in each room and the lounge area.
A car park is allocated to each family staying at the centre free of charge.
The House is situated within walking distance (one block) of both the Dunedin Public Hospital and Dunedin's main shopping centre, where you will find a variety of options for dining and cafe experiences should you not wish to cook.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Society House
283 Great King Street
PO Box 6258
Phone: (03) 477 7447