Free parking is provided inside the building for treatment appointments.  This is located on level 2 and can be accessed directly from 20th Avenue.  If you are unable to drive, a volunteer driver service can be made available. Some patients are also eligible for an allowance to assist with travel to and from the Bay of Plenty.

If you wish to find out more about the transport services available, please contact our receptionist on (07) 929 7995

Volunteer Drivers

If you are staying at home during your treatment, and are unable to drive yourself to your treatment appointment, you may be eligible to use a volunteer driver service. This service is coordinated by the Cancer Society and a trusted volunteer will take you to your treatment appointment and home again.

To see if you are eligible please contact the Tauranga Cancer Society office directly.

Phone: (07) 571 2035 or 0800 22 77 44


Public Transport

Bus routes 1, 2, and 55 stop immediately outside the main hospital entrance and route 59 stops in Clarke St at the rear of the hospital.

For timetable and fares please view:

St John Health Shuttle

If you are not well or have mobility problems that make it difficult to get to your appointment, the St John Health Shuttle can transport you to and from treatment or to visit a specialist.

This service needs to be booked at least one day before it is required, and in return for this service they ask for a donation to help cover the running costs of the Health Shuttle.

To find out more or to book a journey

Phone: 0800 000 606 or (07) 578 2011


Travel Assistance

If you, or a family member, need to travel long distances - or frequently - to see a specialist, then you may be eligible for help with expenses under the Ministry of Health's National Travel Assistance Scheme. These expenses may include travel, accommodation and support person costs.

To check eligibility criteria and to obtain registration or claim forms please view:

For travel assistance enquiries please contact the National Travel Assistance Coordinator:

Tauranga (07) 579 8438

Whakatane (07) 306 0708

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