Accommodation during treatment


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Daffodil House

The Cancer Society provides accommodation for people undergoing cancer treatment who require somewhere to stay when they cannot travel back to their home which is located more than 100km away.

Our accommodation facility was originally opened by the Cancer Society in 1989 and sets out to provide a “home away from home” in a supportive and caring environment.

People receiving treatment, and carers staying with them, can choose to socialise or to spend reflective time to themselves while staying at the House. Our friendly Supportive Care team are also on hand to check in. They are available to answer any questions or to help connect people with services that may be of benefit to our clients during their stay. Supportive care services will continue to be available to clients after they return to their home and community.

Many individuals have fed-back that there is comfort in knowing that others staying at the House are there for the same reasons, all with a focus on living well. In fact, it’s not uncommon for residents leaving the House to have made new friends, being very appreciative of the opportunity to share in the experiences of others and to share some laughs and stimulating conversation along the way.

Individuals staying at Daffodil 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 and 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 are provided in each room and within the communal 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. 

For more information please feel free to contact your local community support person or you can contact the team at the House directly on

Ph. (03) 479 6782

Mob. 021 241 9660