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HAEMATOLOGY Unit, Liverpool Hospital

The Clinical Haematology Unit offers a comprehensive service in a multi-disciplinary setting for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of a wide range of haematological disorders including:

  • Non-malignant haematology
  • Malignancy and stem cell transplantation
  • Haemostasis/thrombosis
  • Haemophilia

Allowing the effective delivery of both inpatient and outpatient care for blood disorders such as

  • Haemolytic anaemia
  • Acute and chronic leukaemia
  • Myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative disorders
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Aplastic anaemia
  • Haemoglobinopathies

The transfusion service provides support for a wide range of trauma and surgical procedures in close liaison with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, and provides a consultative service to other specialties and to community based private practitioners.

The Malignant Haematology and Stem Cell Transplantation services operate within a collaborative care model incorporating the services of infectious diseases, radiation oncology, palliative care and allied health ensuring our patients benefit from a team based approach. Autologous stem cell transplantation has been performed since 1995 and matched sibling allogeneic stem cell transplantation commenced in 2012.

An integrated haematology day care facility (Ambulatory Haematology Unit) where chemotherapy may be delivered in an ambulatory setting in addition to blood product transfusion, central venous catheter management, acute assessment and other aspects of supportive care.

An inpatient unit incorporating Haematology/Bone Marrow Transplant specialist nursing has been designed to support patients with specific complex conditions.

Our Apheresis unit provides a comprehensive therapeutic and donor apheresis service for both inpatients and outpatients. Procedures performed include plasmapheresis, plateletpheresis, leucapheresis granulocyte collection and peripheral blood stem cell collection.

Research is a continuing and integral part of our work and we are actively involved in numerous international, national and local clinical trials.

For information on treatment guidelines for Haematological Malignancies (Blood or bone marrow cancers), see eviQ Cancer Treatment Information and Resources at the NSW Cancer Institute

Click here for information on the Support groups

Contact:
Haematology consulting office 8738 5167
(for appointments and general enquiries)

Haematology Care Coordinator - 0417 321 973

Links to other recommended websites
NSW Cancer Council
Leukemia Foundation
Lymphoma Foundation
Myeloma Foundation
Bone Marrow Transplant
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