The Patient Pathway
4. First Day of Treatment
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your allocated treatment time so we can greet you and allow time to get changed for your treatment. Please bring an extra layer of clothing (e.g. cardigan or jacket) should you feel cold while you wait in the treatment reception area.
If you are driving, please enter the main gate on 98 Mountain Road and park on level 1 or level 2 of the car park. There is a drop off zone on level 1. Please do not enter your licence plate number into the parking machine, as you will be charged. To be eligible for free parking please provide your registration number at the ARO reception and we will validate your parking. Please walk across the link bridge to Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO) and report to the ARO reception desk.
The radiation therapy itself is non-invasive and painless, and should take only 10-15 minutes to deliver. Sometimes this can take longer if there is a complex set-up required as for those patients requiring treatment to the head and neck area. Please allow 30-60 minutes for each scheduled treatment visit. Your specific treatment type will be explained to you by a radiation therapist (RT) on your first day.