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Haematology Centre - Blood Disorders

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Service name:

Haematology Centre



Cancer Services



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:

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 Veale's Secretary 01392 402462

Dr Coppell's Secretary

01392 402468

Dr Todd's Secretary

01392 402462 

Dr Kerr's Secretary

01392 402850

Dr Ngu's Secretary

01392 402462

Yarty Day Case Unit

01392 402853, 402854

Yarty Ward 01392 402815, 402882

Tina Grose, Lead Cancer Nurse

01392 402896

Neil Toghill, Matron

01392 402870

Clare Fox and Rosie Cooke,

Haematology Nurse Specialists

01392 402879

Ruth O’Malley and Alice Godsall,

Advanced Nurse Practitioners
01392 402854


Our staff:


Haematology Consultants


Specialist Registrars


Senior House Officer




Clinical Nurse Specialists (one ELF funded)


Advanced Nurse Practitioners



1 Support Worker (Specialist – ELF funded)


Consultant names:

Dr David Veale:

Lead for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Teenage and Young Adult Cancer, Stem Cell Transplants, University of Exeter Medical School and North Devon District Haematology

Dr Anthony Todd:

Lead for Low Grade Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Dr Jason Coppell:

Lead for Coagulation disorders, Myeloproliferative disorders and Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Dr Paul Kerr:

Lead for High Grade Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s and blood transfusion

Dr Loretta Ngu:

Lead for Myeloma and general haematology (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura/Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia)


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 five part-time research nurses that help facilitate this. 


ELF funds clinical research into treatments and how blood cancers affect patients.


Opening hours:

List of any charity partners:

ELF (Exeter Leukaemia Fund)


Patient user/support groups:

Divisional Director:

Natalie Wickins


Associate Medical Director Specialist Services

Dr Corinne Hayes


Clinical Director for Cancer Services and End of Life:

Dr Elizabeth Toy


Cluster Managers:

Ray Walker


Additional Information:

Yarty has a support worker/counsellor, an aromatherapist, and a physio-technician who work part time, and are funded by Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF).


Updated: 16 January 2019