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Haematology Centre - Blood Disorders

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Service Name:

Haematology Centre

 

Directorate:

Cancer Services Directorate

 

Specialty:

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.

 

Location:

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:

ALL

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

AML

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

CLL

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

CML

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

HL

Hodgkins Lymphoma

NHL

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 :

7

Haematology Consultants

2

Specialist Registrar

3 Staff Grades

1

Senior House Officer

1

Matron

2

Clinical Nurse Specialists (one ELF funded)

2

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

2

Sisters

29.38

Nurses (WTE)

1 Support Worker (Specialist – ELF Funded)

1

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.