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Clinical Haematology

Clinical Haematology treats people for diseases such as leukaemia and lymphoma. Haematology is a term used to cover 'liquid' or blood diseases.

Haematologists are experts in diseases of the blood. Clinical haematologists look after patients on the wards and treat them. The commonest groups of disease that they treat are the leukaemias (cancer of the white blood cells), and lymphomas (cancer of the lymphatic system). They also manage some forms of anaemia, such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia and deal with disorders of blood clotting.


Services Provided

The Clinical Haematology department caters for patients with diseases of the blood, both malignant and non-malignant, and provides comprehensive diagnostic services and continuing management to these patients.  For some malignant conditions, this may include the patient having a bone marrow transplant.

Clinical Haematology works very much as a team. The team regularly talk through every aspect of a patient’s care. Treatment plans for patients are also discussed with all the haematology experts.

We aim to provide high quality care with consideration given to individual patient needs. Specialist diagnostic services and therapy are available within the department.


Outpatient Services

The Department provides the following Outpatient Services: -

  • Clinical Assessment Service
  • General Haematology Service
  • Suspected Cancer Service


Inpatient and Day Case Services

Inpatient and Day Case Services are based at

  • Cheltenham General Hospital - Lilleybrook & Rendcomb Wards
  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital – Edward Jenner Unit