Cancer Nurse Coordinators - CNS

Within the Faster Cancer Treatment (FCT) programme of work the Ministry are investing in new cancer nurse coordination services within DHBs. The objective of this service is to appoint nurses in cancer nurse coordinator roles that will:

  • improve the experience for patients, including their family and whānau, with cancer or suspected cancer
  • improve overall access and timeliness of access to diagnostic and treatment services for patients with cancer.

The following table shows the appointments made to date in the Central Region


Capital & Coast   

Kate Whytock

Ginny Anderson

Sara Farrant

Hawkes Bay

Dianne Keip

Anita Wootton

Hutt Valley

Monica O'Reilly

Lisa Simmons


Lynley Gulasekharam

Gillian Forsyth


Monique Bastin


Keren Williams


Andrea Dempsey - Thornton

Natalie James from Auckland has been appointed national lead for this group.


  • Cancer Nurse Coordinator FAQ
  • CNC contact details
  • Regional Care Coordination Workshop

    CCN  faciliated a workshop in Palmerston North on 23rd May 2013 bringing the Cancer Nurse Coordinators together for orientation



    Last updated 23 June 2016