Hours, location, parking, transport and accommodation

Hours

  • Radiation Oncology outpatient (clinic) areas are open from 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
  • Radiatiion Therapy treatment units operate from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Location

The Radiation Therapy department is located on Levels 1 and B1 of the Lomas Building at Waiora Waikato hospital campus off Pembroke Street, Hamilton.

Level 1:  Simulation (planning CT scan) and Planning
Level B1: Treatment units, Radiation oncologist clinic rooms and nurses station

Waiora Waikato hospital campus showing location of Lomas Building

Map: Waiora Waikato hospital campus showing location of Lomas Building and carpark.

Campus map(external link) 

Parking

We recommend parking in the Hague Road Carpark Building.
Drive in through Hospital Gate 1 (off Pembroke Street) onto Hague Road. The carpark building (on your left) is well signposted.
From the carpark building it is only a short walk to the Radiation Therapy.
Follow the signs directing you to the Lomas Building.

Please click here for information on using the carpark building - costs, how and where to pay, weekly passes, and disability parking.


Drop off and pick up points

The Transit Lounge is the closest drop off point to the Radiation Therapy department.

To get to the Transit Lounge, follow Hague Road until you reach the roundabout, turn left into Lomas Lane and follow signs to Transit Lounge (there is drop-off / pick up zone directly outside).
There is seating and bathroom facilities in the Transit Lounge so it is a good place to wait if you are being dropped off before or picked up after your appointment or treatment. 


Transport

Personal transport

If you are travelling a significant distance or making regular trips to the hospital you may be entitled to a reimbursement for your travel expenses.
Follow this link for more information on the National Travel Assistance Scheme


Community health shuttles / transport services
Some towns outside Hamilton offer a daily health shuttle service to the hospital campus.
These include (but are not limited to) shuttles from Thames, Te Awamutu, Matamata, Morrinsville, Raglan, and Rotorua.
For more information about DHB-funded health transport shuttles


Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers
The Cancer Society provides a service to those who live locally and cannot arrange transport to and from medical appointments.
For more information please click here(external link)

Cancer Society Volunteer Driving Coordinator and shuttle transport information
Level B1 of the Lomas building
Ph 07 8398899 extn 23413


Bus
For information on local bus services.

Tarawhiti District Health Board
Tarawhiti District Health Board has a transport co-ordinator who organises travel arrangements for patients from that area having radiation therapy treatment at Waikato Hospital.


Accommodation

Cancer society's Lions Lodge, Hamilton

Cancer society's Lions Lodge, Hamilton

Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge, Lake Road Hamilton
‘The Lodge’ offers accommodation, meals and support for people who have to travel further than 30km one way for cancer treatment at Waikato Hospital.
It also has a limited number of twin rooms and family units available to people who need a support person or who have dependents.

For more information click here(external link)

Te Whare Taurima, Waiora Waikato hospital campus 
Short term, low cost accommodation for people who are supporting patients at the hospital.
Priority is given to families living more than 100km from hospital.
Managed under a Maori Kaupapa philosophy but open to all ethnic groups.

For more information


Nearby motels and hostels

Argent Motor Lodge 0800 275 676
Abbey Motel 0800 99 88 99
Astra Motor Lodge 0800 427 872
YWCA Hamilton Hostel and backpacker accommodation (07) 834 0094  (20 min walk from hospital)

Details here