The haematology department provides a comprehensive clinical and laboratory diagnostic service. Expertise within the team covers the areas of haemato-oncology (blood cancer), stem cell transplantation, haemostasis and thrombosis, general consultative and diagnostic haematology.
The department also works closely with our child health teams to support the diagnosis and management of children with haematological problems and with immunology to provide highly specialist diagnostic services.
A comprehensive service for haemophilia patients is provided for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and parts of Dorset. The service is supported by a team of highly trained clinical nurse specialists in leukaemia and myeloma, transplantation, haemostasis and thrombosis, haemoglobinopathy and transfusion medicine.
Patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy for haematological malignancy or transplantation are managed in a 21-bed specialist unit (ward C6L), and a six-bed teenage and young adult (TYA) unit. Haematology patients requiring day-case treatments or review are managed on the C7 Haematology Day Unit.
Cell collection and plasma exchange are performed in a dedicated regional specialist suite on C7 ward through the Wessex Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit (WBMTU). There are also specialist facilities for the management of haemophilia patients.