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Published Tuesday 22 Aug 2017

WrDHB and the Cancer Society have signed an agreement to support bringing low-risk Outreach Chemotherapy to the Wairarapa.

DHB CE Adri Isbister says “While a start date is still a way off, we will work together to make an outreach service a reality in the Wairarapa”.

Acting Cancer Society Chair, Keith Hunt says he and his board are fully backing the initiative.

“At any time we can have several volunteer drivers taking people out of the region for treatment. We have 40 drivers in our team, and Bill Knight has nearly clocked up 100 trips in his time with us.

We will continue to do what is needed to support people on their cancer journey, working alongside the DHB to support the planned outreach service.”

Photo, from left: Cancer Society board member, Chris Tracey; Cancer Society Manager, Jacinta Buchanan; WrDHB Project Lead, Jill Stringer; WrDHB CE, Adri Isbister; Cancer Society Acting Board Chair, Keith Hunt; Cancer Society Board Member, George Murdoch.