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Haematology Centre - Blood Disorders

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Service Name:

Haematology Centre



Cancer Services Directorate



Blood disorders


What the service offers :

Haematology cares for patients with blood disorders and those receiving chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, supportive therapy and palliative care associated with haematological disorders. We receive planned day-case and outpatient visits and emergency admissions.



Ground Floor, Area R, RD&E Hospital, Wonford


Treatments and procedures:

High Dose Chemotherapy, Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection and re-infusion
Supportive Therapies
Palliative Care


Medical conditions treated:


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia


Acute Myeloid Leukaemia


Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia


Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia


Hodgkins Lymphoma


Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma


We also treat non-malignant disorders, Anaemias, Haemophilia, Sickle cell Anaemia, Myelodysplastic syndrome, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia, Myeloid Malignancies and Myeloproliferative Disorders.


Wards we work with:

Yeo Ward

Cherrybrook Ward


Contact phone numbers:

Dr Ruell Secretary:

01392 402468

Dr Rudin Secretary:

01392 402850

Dr Hamilton Secretary:

01392 402462

Dr Coppell Secretary:

01392 402468

Dr Todd Secretary:

01392 402462 

Dr Kerr Secretary:

01392 402850

Dr Ngu Secretary:

01392 402462

Day Case Unit:

01392 402853, 402468

Yarty Ward 01392 402815

Tina Grose Lead Cancer Nurse:

01392 402896

Neil Toghill Matron:

01392 402870

Clare Fox and Ruth O’Malley Haematology Nurse Specialists

03192 402879

Kate Denby and Alice Godsall Advanced Nurse Practitioners 01392 402854


Our staff :


Haematology Consultants


Specialist Registrar

3 Staff Grades


Senior House Officer




Clinical Nurse Specialists (one ELF funded)


Advanced Nurse Practitioners




Nurses (WTE)

1 Support Worker (Specialist – ELF Funded)


Elf Support Workers – Charlotte Powell-Brooks – ELF Therapy Practitioner


Consultant names:

Dr Rudin:

Myeloma and Lymphoma

Dr Hamilton:

Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia, Acute Myeloid leukaemia, Myeloma, B12, folate, iron  and erythropoietin

Dr Todd:

Lymphoproliferative disorders, Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Haemophilia, Haemato-oncology, Thrombosis

Dr Coppell:

Joint Lead Clinician - Myeloproliferative disorders, Haemostasis, Haemophilia,
Haemato-oncology, Thrombosis

Dr Ruell:

Paediatric and Obstetric haematology, Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia, Haemostasis, Thrombosis

Dr Kerr:

Joint Lead Clinician- Acute leukaemia, Allografts, Blood transfusion

Dr Ngu:

Consultant Haematologist


Areas of innovative or leading edge techniques, procedures or research:

High Dose Chemotherapy in association with Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.  Many patients are treated within clinical trials and there are 5 part-time research nurses that help facilitate this.


ELF funds clinical research into treatments and how blood cancers affect patients. An ELF study is underway to understand and identify different ways in which patients with aneamia, a common consequence of cancer and treatments, can be helped.


Opening times:

Clinics operate weekdays 09.00-17.00
Day Case Unit is open weekdays 08.00-18.00
Yarty Ward is open 24 hours for emergency access


List of any charity partners:

ELF (Exeter Leukaemia Fund)


Patient user / support groups:

Haematology Support Group


Yarty Friendship Club – Contact Rachel Stewart, Support Specialist on 01392 402879


Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) Support Group – Contact TYA Clinical Liaison Nurse, Lorraine Beddard on 07717 325391


Divisional Director:

John Groom


Medical Director:

John Renninson


Clinical Directors:

Dr Paul Kerr

Dr Jason Coppell

Tina Grose, Lead Cancer Nurse


Cluster Managers:

Louise Tillotson

Fran Lowery


Additional Information:

Yarty has a support worker / counsellor, an aromatherapist and a Physio-technician who work part time, funded by Exeter Leukaemia Fund.