Haematology and Oncology Ward
How we can help you
We care for you while you stay in our hospital if you have cancer or 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
- 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.
We are a team of specialised doctors and nurses available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have social workers, physiotherapists, dieticians and psychologists available Monday to Fridays.
We can provide:
- Chemotherapy - when we give you medicines that destroy cancer cells
- Autologous stem cell transplantation - transplant of your own stem cells
- Immunotherapy - treatment that helps your bodies immune system fight cancer
- Hormonal therapy - uses synthetic hormones to block your bodies natural hormones when they are causing cancer
- Targeted therapy - medicines that work on specific features of cancer cells to stop them growing.
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.
Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us from outside the hospital by 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.