Dr Fritha Hanning



MB ChB 1998 Auckland; FRACP 2006


Dr Hanning is a graduate of the University of Auckland School of Medicine, having previously studied at Otago University.  During her advanced training she worked in the United Kingdom at the Royal London and St Bartholomew's Hospitals, the Royal Free Hospital London, and at Cancer Research UK in Oxford.  While in the United Kingdom she completed a certificate in palliative care and symptom management from the University of Wales.

While Fritha treats patients with a number of different cancers, her main focus is genitourinary cancer.  

Fritha works at Auckland Hospital and is the chairperson and initiator of the Genitourinary Special Interest Group for New Zealand. She is a key contributor to ongoing scientific research in genitourinary cancer, with involvement in current trials and as a New Zealand representative on the Australia New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer scientific committee.

Fritha is committed to carefully considering all the issues that face a person and their family as they go through a diagnosis of cancer and their treatment plan. While she has a strong scientific background, communication and empathy are an important part of Fritha’s care.

Fritha is the mother of three children, and is a keen gardener and gym goer.


Prostate, Renal, Testicular, Bladder

Title or Designation

Medical Oncologist, Medical Oncologist - Urological Cancer Stream

Full NZ Registration Date

19 February 1999

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Dr Fritha Hanning is available at the following services:

Private Services

Canopy Cancer Care

This service is available at the following location:

98 Mountain Road, Epsom

For 24 hour urgent phone advice call 021 777 190.

Find our full contact details here.

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Public Services

Auckland DHB Oncology Services

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland City Hospital

  • Patient enquiries

    (09) 375 4300

  • Known extension/pager

    (09) 307 4949

  • Admission & Planning Unit

    Ext 24210 / 23225 

  • Acute Referrals Service

    (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 

  • Emergency Department

    (09) 376 0000, open 24 hours / 7 days

  • Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries

    (09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

Mental Health Services

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line

    0800 800717

  • GP / External Specialist Help Desk

    (09) 307 2800