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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 Rudin Secretary

01392 402850

Dr Veale 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, 402854, 402468

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 Rudin:

Myeloma and Lymphoma

Dr Veale:

North Devon Lead
Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia, Acute Myeloid leukaemia, Myeloma, B12, folate, iron and erythropoietin. 

Dr Todd:

End of Life Specialist
Lymphoproliferative disorders, Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Haemophilia, Haemato-oncology, Thrombosis

Dr Coppell:

Myeloproliferative disorders, Haemostasis, Haemophilia, Haemato-oncology, Thrombosis

Dr Kerr:

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.


Opening hours:


List of any charity partners:

ELF (Exeter Leukaemia Fund)


Patient user / support groups:


Divisional Director:

Natalie Wickins


Medical Director:

John Renninson


Clinical Directors:

Dr Paul Kerr

Mrs Clare Fox


Cluster Managers:

Ray Walker


Additional Information:

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


Updated 05/ 09/2017