Here we go again! Lockdown Level Four across New Zealand for at least three days, Auckland and Coromandel at least seven and looking to be a lot more.

Rest assured that cancer treatment will go ahead. Face to face appointments are likely to cease unless they are urgent, however, and elective surgery is put on the back burner. Ring your clinical nurse specialist if worried.

Never put off urgent health needs, either. GPs and hospitals will see people if they are in immediate need of consultation. 

According to the Ministry of Health, essential hospital services include: all medical services, colonoscopy, palliative care, renal dialysis, cancer services, angiography/interventional cardiology, diabetes services and respiratory services.

And if you are anxious, our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/HNCSupport.Aotearoa

We are going to set up some Zoom meetings in the near future!