Haematology

C4 (Georgina Unit) specialises in treating haematology patients with both benign and malignant diseases. There are six full-time haematology consultants supported by a permanent specialty doctor and registrars. There are four full-time clinical nurse specialists within the team. The unit has level III accreditation, which enables us to perform apheresis and autologous stem cell transplants. It is a 22 bedded unit with six positive pressure isolation rooms which have en suite facilities. All beds in the inpatient unit have individual televisions that are free for patients to use throughout their stay. The unit also has a day case, compromising of 12 reclining chairs and two triage trolley spaces. The triage service runs on the unit from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, where patients can be assessed and treated as needed. Out of these hours, there is a 24 hour telephone advice line for patients. There is a home chemotherapy service available to haematology patients on selected treatments.

Within the unit, there are outpatient clinics that run each day with two dedicated waiting rooms, both with television screens and access to a free drinks machine. Within the POD waiting room, there is a phlebotomy service each morning to ensure that patients can have urgent blood tests performed.

The Anticoagulation Department is a nurse-led service with consultant haematologist support and led by clinical nurse specialist for anticoagulation/thrombosis. The team are responsible for ensuring the safe management of patients who require anticoagulation for various conditions including DVT, PE, AF and patients who require treatment to prevent DVT and PE during pregnancy or whilst in hospital.

Clinic times

Russells Hall Hospital

Monday 9am – 1pm

Tuesday 9am – 1pm and 1pm – 6pm

Wednesday 9am – 1pm (thrombosis clinic)

Thursday 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm

Friday 10am – 1pm, 9am – 12pm (virtual haematology clinic)

Support Groups

Key staff

Patient information leaflets

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Russells Hall Hospital
Where to find us
  • Second floor, west wing, Russells Hall Hospital
Telephone numbers
  • (01384) 456111 (ext. 2487)

Service details

Clinical directorate
  • Cancer Services
Management team
  • Dr Jeff Neilson
    Clinical director
Nursing leads
  • Lead nurse