The Oncology Day Clinic at The Sutherland Hospital provides limited Haematology treatment for blood cancers and disorders including: 

  • 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 (Deep Vein Thrombosis), 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. 

The Sutherland Hospital Oncology Day Clinic works in close partnership with the Haematology Service at The St George Hospital Haematology Oncology Day Centre. Should we be unable to provide your treatment at Sutherland, you may be referred to St George Hospital. 

Doctor Position Clinic days
Dr Sandra Ramanathan Senior Staff Specialist - Haematology Thursday
Dr Charles Shuttleworth Senior Staff Specialist - Haematology Monday 

If you live in the Sutherland Shire 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 call you to make a time for your appointment and let you know any information you should bring with you. 

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call us on 02 9540 8140. 

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card 
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card 
  • Insurer details (e.g. 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). 

Please let us know if you require an interpreter.

We will contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) and organise an interpreter for the language you speak. They will then provide translation over the phone between yourself and the healthcare professional wishing to speak with you.

This service is free of charge. 

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.

We will discuss with you any research projects that are relevant to your condition and whether you would like to participate.