Canterbury Regional Cancer & Haematology Service (CRCHS)

​The CRCHS covers the needs of patients from the Canterbury, Nelson/Marlborough, South Canterbury and West Coast Districts.

CRCHS is comprised of the following specialty areas:

  • Medical Oncology - involves treatment with the use of anti-cancer drugs

  • Radiation Oncology - the treatment of cancer with radiation therapy

  • Haematology - diagnosing and treating non-malignant and malignant diseases of the blood and bone marrow

  • Palliative Care - supporting and caring for people and their families who are dealing with life threatening illness.


The CRCHS at Christchurch Hospital is situated in the central city next to Hagley Park. For more information see our Location page.

Contact Us

To contact the Oncology Departments telephone (03) 364 0020 then follow the prompts. Alternatively you can email us:

To contact the Haematology Department telephone (03) 364 0384.

For more information see our Contact us page.

Additional Information

Please remember that the CDHB grounds are SMOKEFREE.

Information and help to stop smoking is available through our departments or visit Quitline.

​Medical Oncology Service

Medical Oncology is the cancer treatment speciality which involves the use of anti-cancer drugs.

Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy treatment

Radiation Oncology is a specialised field of medicine that is primarily devoted to the treatment of cancer using radiation. It...


Palliative Care

Palliative care is a holistic approach to the care of people with progressive incurable disease, that aims to prevent and...

Preparing for your appointment

Once your referral to the Oncology Department has been received you will be sent a letter with an appointment to see one of the...

Inpatient Care

Ward 27 is Christchurch Hospital's Oncology inpatient ward. It has 25 beds and provides specialist care for both medical and...

Clinical Trials

The Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service is involved in many large international clinical trials and you may be...

Allied Health Support Services

A wide variety of health care professionals who provide practical help and support as well as information resources to patients...


Patients are referred to see an oncologist or haemotologist once they have recieved a diagnosis of cancer. The referral is made...

Patient Information & Resources

Get reliable information relating to your treatment at the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service. Many people may...


You can make a donation to one of several funds that support the staff and patients of the Canterbury Regional Cancer and...


The Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haemotology Service employs radiation therapits, oncologists and oncology nurses, and...

Location/Getting here

Where to find the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haemotology Service, and how to get there.

Contact us

How to contact or give feedback on the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haemotology Service.

Page last reviewed: 13 April 2017
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For a full list of the convenient ways that you can contact us, refer to the Contact Us page