Labour MP Kiri Allan overwhelmed by support after hospital visit from Trevor Mallard

Kiri Allan and Trevor Mallard
Kiri Allan and Trevor Mallard Photo credit: Image - Facebook/@KiriAllanLabourMP

Politician Kiri Allan is keeping New Zealand posted as she enters her third week of chemotherapy. 

The Labour MP took medical leave from Parliament earlier this month, after announcing she had been diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer.

Allan expressed on Facebook how grateful she was to the medical staff and loved ones that visit her in hospital, after Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard dropped in with a special gift.

"He came equipped with homemade cereal, special breakfast for the next few days," wrote Allan.

She expressed her gratitude for all the support she has received so far. 

"Despite my bad hair, and having to stay a couple of nights in hospital, I'm extremely grateful due to the exceptional medical staff and wonderful people that come to share their time with me." 

A selfie with the Speaker by her bedside was posted alongside the update, as well as pictures with her loved ones, who had visited her whilst undergoing treatment. 

Last week, Allan posted a video of her singing alongside Labour MP Meka Whaitiri whilst receiving chemotherapy treatment.

"They said it's important to keep a sense of humour," she wrote. "Chemotherapy interrupted by some terrible singing!"

The East Coast MP was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer early this month, and decided to take medical leave from Parliament to battle the disease. 

The day of one of her ultrasounds also happened to be the day of the tsunamis and earthquakes that hit the upper North Island in March.

Allan outlined how she juggled the ultrasound and national emergency in another post on Facebook. 

"I found myself managing the earthquakes early morning, then headed the hospital for another ultrasound at about 8am (just before the large evacuation notice - poor timing!)."