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Haematology Counselling and Support Service

 

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Directorate:

Cancer Services

 

Specialty:

Counselling

 

General description of what the service does:

Counselling for patients, relatives and carers whose lives are affected by any form of haematological cancer, e.g. leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma

 

Where are you located:

Yarty Ward, Ground Floor, Area B, RD&E Hospital, Wonford

 

Treatments and procedures done:

Counselling appointments in the ward Quiet Room, and supportive counselling in ward and day case settings

 

Medical conditions treated:

Leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related illnesses

 

Wards you work with:

Yarty Ward

 

Contact phone numbers:

01392 402879

 

Contact email addresses:

rachel.stewart2@nhs.net

 

List of any charity partners:

The Counselling Service is provided by Exeter Leukaemia Fund who also fund a full time Haematology Nurse Specialist, and an aromatherapist and a Physio-technician who work part time.

 

Details of patient user / support groups:

There is a new Haematology Support Group which takes place monthly on the first Thursday of every month from 4.30pm-6.00pm.  Anyone with blood and bone marrow conditions is welcome as well as carers.  This is facilitated by Rachel Stewart, the support specialist and Clare Fox or Ruth O’Malley, the clinical nurse specialists.  We will be discussing various topics each month and be visited by other relevant professsionals such as the physio and complementary therapist.  We look forward to welcoming you.

 

Additional Information:

Any patient, and their relatives, being treated through the Haematology Centre is entitled to free counselling appointments. To book please telephone 01392 402879.  Please leave a message with your name and telephone number if the answerphone is on.