In Patient Services
The Inpatient Haematology Service is located on Ward 2D which is a 10 bedded isolation unit, with five isolation beds for the treatment of acute leukaemia, high grade lymphoma and stem cell transplantation and five more for acute burns patients. Haematology patients are also treated on Ward 5A, Ward 3A and Ward 2A.
Please do not visit a patient with a haematology (blood) disorder or anyone receiving chemotherapy for cancer, if you have been ill or had an infection or been in contact with somebody that has been ill or had an infection in the previous seven days. If you are a close relative of a patient and you have been exposed to any sort of infection it is advisable to take advice from your general practitioner or the Haematology team (insert link to key contacts) before visiting.
Day Care Services
Many Haematology patients who are discharged from hospital still require intensive support as a day patient. Day care services delivered to patients include blood transfusion, platelet transfusion, administration of iv antibiotics, plasmapheresis, stem cell harvesting, venesection and bone marrow sampling. The Dunmanway Day Unit provides cancer chemotherapy to patients with haematological cancers e.g. leukaemias, myeloma, lymphoma. Patients with non-cancerous conditions who require intravenous (by drip) treatment are also seen here.
Day care services delivered to patients (both malignant and non-malignant) include:
- Care and supportive management of Haemtology patients’ i.e following intensive chemotherapy, palliative care.
- Care and management of patients who are preparing to undergo and have received autologous and allogeneic bone marrow/stem cell transplants
- Bone marrow aspirate and trephine procedure
- Lumber puncture and intrathecal chemotherapy
- Blood product administration
- Management and Administration of agents such as thrombopoietin stimulating factors, immunglobins and cytotoxic agents
- Molecular diagnostic blood tests
- Brachytherapy Haemtology clinic
- Care and management of Haemachromatosis (HC), Polychythaemia (PRV) and Iron Overloading disorders (IO)
- Therapeutic Aphresis
Hereditary Coagulation Disorders Service
The new Comprehensive Coagulation Centre provides outpatient and day care services to people with bleeding disorders such as haemophilia and Von Willebrand Disease. The Comprehensive Coagulation Centre provides a service to both adults and children with bleeding disorders, encompassing investigation, diagnosis and management. There is a multidisciplinary approach to the care of the patient and their family, with medical, nursing, physiotherapy, dental, genetic counselling and support services available.
Outpatient clinics are held Monday to Friday in the Outpatient Department, the Haematology Department provides both Consultant and Nurse led Clinics for patients. Warfarin clinics are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (9:00am-12:00pm). Warfarin Education is given to patients on a Monday afternoon and a Wednesday Morning.
The Haematology Department provides may Consultant and Nurse led clinics for patients, including:
- Combined Obstetric Haematology Clinic
- Coagulation/Haemophilia Clinic
- Paediatric Haemophilia Clinic
- General Haematology and Malignant Clinic
- General Haematology Clinic and Complex Thrombosis Clinic
- Haematology Oncology Clinic
- Late Effects Clinic
- General Paediatric Haematology Clinic
Nurse Led Clinics by Clinical Nurse Specialists
Nurse led clinics are held throughout the week, these clinics have enhanced patient care by increasing efficiency and reducing waiting times.
- Warfarin Clinic
- Warfarin Education
- Genetic testing for bleeding disorders and counselling
- Vaccination Clinic
- Factor Clinic
- Pre-assessment Clinic
- DDAVP trials
- DDAVP treatments
- Theraputic Aphresis
- Brachytherapy Haematology Clinic
- Bone Marrow Clinic (Post Transplant Care)
- Autologous and Allogenic Transplants