Haematology

How we can help you

We care for patients with a wide range of blood disorders, from non-cancerous conditions such as iron deficiency anaemia to malignant conditions such as lymphoma and leukaemia. Our services support both inpatients and outpatients with benign and malignant blood disorders.

Our inpatient services are provided on Level 10 of the Parkes Building (Ward Parkes 10 West). Our services include the administration and supportive treatment for patients receiving high dose chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.

Our outpatient and short stay services are provided in our Haematology Oncology Day Centre on Level 4 of Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre within the Bright Building. This Centre looks after patients who need to visit for the day only or one night. Senior nursing staff co-ordinate patient treatments including day chemotherapy regimes, infusions, patient education, apheresis services and blood product support, in close liaison with the Haematologists. The unit also provides adult apheresis services to the Randwick Hospitals campus, and is accredited by NATA for the collection and storage of Haemapoietic Stem Cells.

Community support is also available to patients with malignant blood disorders in their homes through the Cancer Outreach Team.

Below are some of the conditions that we commonly diagnose and treat:

  • Anaemia
  • Thalassemia, sickle cell diseases and other haemoglobinopathies
  • Venous thrombosis like DVT, Pulmonary Emboli and other clots
  • Bleeding disorders like Haemophilia, von Willebrand disease, platelet dysfunction and other bleeding problems
  • Iron deficiency
  • Lymphoma like Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s
  • Leukaemia – acute and chronic
  • Myeloproliferative disorders like polycythemia rubra vera and essential thrombocytosis
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders
  • Blood count abnormalities

Our physicians

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

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.