What we do
Clinical haematology provides services for the investigation and treatment of haematological disorders. These include leukaemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma, red cell disorders (including sickle cell disease and thalassaemia), bleeding and thrombotic disorders, anticoagulation, nutritional anaemias and transfusion medicine.
All adult haematology services are located in Bexley Wing at St James's Hospital. Most inpatient care is provided on level 3 in a state of the art positive pressure, hepafiltered 40 bedded area (wards J88 and J89).
Special facilities for young adults are provided in the teenage and young adult unit (ward J94) on level 5. Paediatric haematology services have centralised in Clarendon wing at Leeds General Infirmary.
The department is an integrated part of the Leeds Cancer Centre and works in partnership with the oncology department for delivery of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It also works closely with the External Link Haematological Malignancies Diagnosis Service (HMDS) which provides a regional and supra-regional diagnostic service.
The department has a large clinical trials portfolio, leads a national service for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria and provides regional services for bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia and haemoglobinopathies. There is also a weekly Haematology peripheral clinic at Wharfedale Hospital.