The haematology service delivers care to patients with a wide range of blood abnormalities and diseases across our three hospital sites. Information about specific conditions can be found at www.nhs.uk
The Brent Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Unit at Central Middlesex Hospital
This offers a wide range of services to communities with, or ‘at risk’ of, Sickle Cell, Thalassaemia, G6PD and other genetically inherited conditions of haemoglobin. The Centre was the first to be established in the UK, in 1979, and continues to play a major role in developing client sensitive, innovative, research-based services. This has earned the Centre a reputation as a leader in this specialist field.
The Centre is staffed by a team of health and non-healthcare professionals which includes doctors, specialist nurses, psychologists and social workers. These professionals all have extensive experience, knowledge and skill in managing people with these conditions.
The Centre is a walk-in Centre and is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and a member of nursing staff is on duty and will answer questions, give information, offer a blood test and give genetic and other forms of counselling as and when required.
The Centre has a wide range of educational and health promotion resources including leaflets, reference books, videos, posters, and patient-management guides for health and allied professionals. There is a support group run by a group of parents who meet monthly and can be contacted through the Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Centre.
To help raise awareness staff at the Centre organise awareness campaigns and these take place in schools, colleges, health clinics, universities, religious Centres, hospitals, homes and social clubs.
The haematology service at Ealing Hospital delivers care to patients with a wide range of blood abnormalities. The clinical service is delivered by Hillingdon Hospital and is currently separate from the service delivered at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex Hospitals.
What happens when I visit the haematology service?
We treat many conditions at our units and your treatment plan will depend on the nature of your condition.
You will have a consultation with a doctor on your first visit. They will decide what tests to perform, depending on what tests you have had previously, when these tests were carried out and the nature of your condition.
Haematology patient support group at Ealing Hospital
This very active patient group provides a support network for patients and regularly raises funds to improve facilities in the department. They hold regular meetings. To join the Ealing group contact Clinical Nurse Specialists on 020 8967 5562.
Northwick Park Hospital
The department at Nothwick Park hospital mainly focuses on haemato-oncology, but also sepcialises in other blood diseases: Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia, thrombosis/haemostasis/anti-coagulation and general haematology (low / high platelets, anaemias, iron-loading disorders/haemochromatosis.
All new patients at Northwick Park Hospital are invited to attend a newly formed one-stop clinic so that diagnosis and any necessary treatments can be undertaken quickly.
If patients need further follow-up or treatment under our care, they are then placed in sub-specialist clinics and seen by a sub-specialist haematologist together with a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Key Worker).
The inpatient service currently has 12 isolation beds on Kingsley Ward, all with en-suite facilities and air filters in a dedicated ward for haemato-oncology. There are also designated day care facilities and an urgent care assessment room available within the haematology ward to provide transfusions, and other infusions required for intensive outpatient care.