Haematology

How we can help you

We care for people with cancerous and non-cancerous blood disorders. These include:

  • Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
  • Leukaemias – acute and chronic
  • Multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders
  • Myeloproliferative disorders such as polycythemia rubra vera and essential thrombocythaemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Anaemias
  • Thalassemia, sickle cell diseases, and other haemoglobinopathies
  • Venous thrombosis such as DVT, Pulmonary Emboli and other clots
  • Bleeding disorders such as Haemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, platelet disorders
  • Iron deficiency anaemia, and iron-loading syndromes
  • Blood count abnormalities

Our services are for those staying in our Hospital as well as those living in the community.

For those who need to stay in Hospital, we have a ward located on Level 10 of the Parkes Building (Ward Parkes 10 West). Here we can provide chemotherapy and support if you have blood cancer. Chemotherapy is when we give you medicines that destroy cancer cells. We can also provide you high dose high dose chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (transplant of your own stem cells).

We provide treatments for people living in the community through our Haematology Oncology Day Centre. This is located on Level 4 of Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre within the Bright Building. Senior nursing staff liaise with specialist Doctors (Haematologists) to provide patients with day chemotherapy regimes, infusions, patient education, apheresis (removal of parts of your blood) and blood product support.

The Centre also provides adult apheresis services to the Randwick Hospitals campus, and can collect and store Haemapoietic Stem Cells.

Our Cancer Outreach Team can provide support to patients with malignant blood cancers in their homes.

Our physicians

  • Professor Mark Hertzberg
  • Dr Timothy Brighton
  • Dr Susan MacCallum
  • Dr Carol Cheung
  • Dr Giselle Kidson-Gerber
  • Dr Annmarie Bosco
  • Professor Robert Lindeman
  • Professor John Pimanda

Our specialised nurses

Clinical Nurse Consultant Haematology: Rachelle Frith

Clinical Nurse Consultant Blood and Thalassaemia: Leanne Crnek 

Clinical Nurse Educator: Natalie Watson

If you live in the South East Sydney region and have a suspected or confirmed cancer you may be referred by your local family doctor or a medical specialist to use our services. Please request your doctor to send us your referral letter together with all relevant test results.

Once we have received a completed referral, we will send you a confirmation appointment letter, which will tell you where your appointment is located and what information you should bring with you.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call us on 9382 5111.

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card
  • Insurer details (workers compensation, public liability or third party)
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable
  • Activities to keep you entertained while waiting (for example, a book, music player with headphones, crosswords). There is also a television and magazines available in the waiting area

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.
 

We are a teaching hospital and student doctors or nurses may be involved and supervised by senior staff during your visit. You have the right to say no. If you do so, this will no impact in any way on the services we will provide.