Blood disorders/haematological cancer
What the service offers:
Haematology cares for patients with blood disorders and those receiving chemotherapy, supportive therapy and palliative care associated with haematological disorders. We receive planned day-case and outpatient visits and emergency admissions.
The Seamoor Unit and Haematology Consultant offices (Path Lab) North Devon District Hospital.
The Haematology service is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team providing diagnostic services and treatment to patient with haematological and other disorders.
Medical advice is provided by a team of Consultant Haematologists shared with the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital who have a member of the team at North Devon District Hospital Monday to Friday. In addition NDDH has its own Associate Medical Specialist and F2 Haematology doctor. Members of the team also attend a quarterly outpatient clinic at Stratton Community Hospital.
The Haematology Laboratory based at the NDDH provides a 24 hour, 7 day a week service to the NDDH and North Devon GP surgeries. As well as assisting the clinical team with diagnosis of haematological disorders it carries out testing including chronic disease monitoring, drug monitoring and diagnosis and prognosis of a multitude of disorders. The laboratory is staffed by registered Biomedical Scientists and laboratory assistants and provides a full blood transfusion service.
About 60% of the lab’s workload comes from GPs, the rest from hospital in- and out- patients.