What do we do?
We treat patients with diseases of the blood. These range from anaemia to complex leukaemias and lymphomas including intra-thecal Chemotherapy.
We work closely with the haematology centre in Sheffield and refer specialised transplant cases to them.
Where are we?
We are based in ward A7 on the top floor of the main hospital, and in the Haematology Clinic, which is held in the outpatients department on C level.
A7 has 12 inpatient beds; six cubicles and a single-sex six bedded bay. Some of these beds are for patients receiving in-patient chemotherapy.
Day patients are treated in the Haematology Unit in A7.
Outpatient clinics are held on every weekday. Patients with suspected haematological malignancy are seen within two weeks. Appointments are also available through the Choose and Book scheme via your GP.
Many Haematology patients are treated as day cases. Our day unit on A7 sees many patients on a regular basis for:
- Blood transfusions
- Iron infusion drips
Screening for underlying causes of venous thrombosis is provided at our thrombophilia outpatient clinic on Fridays.
Every month we provide an antenatal-haematology clinic for pregnant women with haematology problems in the Greenoaks centre.
Haematology clinic days and times:
Monday am - Anticoagulation new patients
- Monday am - monoclonal Gammopathy clinic
- Monday pm – new patient clinic
- Monday - Transfusion clinic
- Tuesday pm – Haematology
- Wednesday am - Haematology
- Wednesday pm - Venesection clinic
- Thursday am - Bone Marrow session
- Thursday pm – Haematology
- Friday am – Thrombophilia
- Joint antenatal-haematology held monthly
On Thursday mornings we also hold a special session in the central treatment room for bone marrow tests and investigations.
All of our clinics and inpatient services adhere to very high standards, our infection control and hygiene audits are amongst the highest in the hospital.
We offer a number of national clinical trials to provide treatment for conditions such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This work is supported by our research nurse, Sister Julie Ball.