Haematology is a specialty covering the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders, from conditions such as iron deficiency through to leukaemia.
Your haematology appointment
You will be offered an appointment within six weeks of being referred. At the end of your visit, we aim to give you a diagnosis and discuss treatment options. For more information including clinic locations, please see the patients page.
The haematology centre
In a typical year, our haematology department deals with:
- 13,500 outpatient visits to consultant-led clinics
- 8,000 day unit attenders
- 900 inpatient admissions
Our haematology centre was supported by a grant from Guy's & St Thomas' Charity. We offer services to patients from Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as further afield for many of our specialist activities.
You will be offered an appointment within six weeks of being referred. At the end of your visit, we aim to give you a diagnosis and discuss treatment options.
General haematology services
General haematology deals with a wide variety of conditions, including disorders such as:
- anaemia (low haemoglobin)
- high haemoglobin (polycythaemia)
- low and high white cell counts
- iron overload (haemachromatosis)
- high and low platelets.
We are a national referral centre for patients with high haemoglobin (PCV/Hct > 0.51 in men, >0.48 in women) for which our nurses run a venesection (process which involves taking a pint of blood) service.
We also provide care for gastroenterology patients who have conditions such as haemachromatosis and anaemia caused by certain bowel disorders.