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Welcome to the haematology team

Patient information

During your stay on the haematology wards and day unit and when you become an outpatient, your care will be provided by the haematology team. You will meet members of the haematology team at these times. Haematologists look after blood and related disorders.

To ensure continuity of care between hospital and community teams, it will be necessary to share data about your diagnosis and treatment with your GP, district hospital and any community teams involved in your care.

If you have any objection to this, please inform the haematology team looking after you.

The team consists of different disciplines working together to look after you. There are currently twelve consultants in the team. One consultant, at a time, is in charge of the patients on the wards and this usually changes every month. You will meet him or her on the ward rounds on Mondays and Thursdays.

The consultants have their own areas of special interest and responsibility within haematology and following discharge from the ward you will be under the care of the appropriate consultant. You will be told of your consultant once your diagnosis is made.

You will meet members of the team during your stay on the wards and when you become an outpatient.

The haematology consultants

  • Dr Emily Symington - General haematology, haemostasis and thrombosis
  • Dr William Thomas - General haematology, haemostasis and thrombosis
  • Dr Martin Besser - General haematology, haemostasis and thrombosis
  • Dr Mark Robinson - General haematology, haemostasis and thrombosis
  • Professor George Vassiliou - Acute leukaemia, Paraproteinemia
  • Dr Charles Crawley - Acute leukaemia, Paraproteinemia, stem cell transplantation
  • Dr Faisal Basheer - Acute leukaemia, Paraproteinemia, stem cell transplantation
  • Dr Michael Chapman - Paraproteinemia
  • Dr George Follows - Lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Dr Ingo Ringshausen - Lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Dr Dan Hodson - Lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Dr Anna Godfrey - CML and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • Professor Brian Huntly - CML and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • Dr Emma Gudgin - CML and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • Dr Jyoti Nangalia - CML and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • Professor Alan Warren - Myelodysplasia , aplastic anaemia and bone marrow failure
  • Dr Dora Foukaneli - Myelodysplasia , aplastic anaemia, transfusion and bone marrow failure
  • Dr Chi Wong - Myelodysplasia , aplastic anaemia and bone marrow failure
  • Dr Ben Uttenthal - TYA lead, Lymphoma and stem cell transplant
  • Dr Kiran Tawana - Acute leukaemia, TYA and stem cell transplant
  • Dr Andrew King - Acute leukaemia, TYA, Paraproteinemia and stem cell transplant
  • Dr Ram Malladi - CAR-T, Lymphoma

A team of specialist haematology registrars rotate throughout the wards, outpatients department and laboratories to support the consultants. Whilst an in-patient you will meet these doctors on their daily ward rounds. Out of hours and at the weekends, there is a rota of haematology doctors on call.

The ward nursing team

The haematology wards are C10 and D6

The senior sisters lead the ward teams. You will be allocated a named nurse who co-ordinates your care and you will be cared for by nurses from one team. As well as the nursing staff, you will meet other staff on the ward including the ward clerk, ward assistants, physiotherapists, dietician, and members of the palliative care team.

Haematology Day Unit

Once you are discharged from the ward you may need to attend the Haematology Day Unit to continue treatment or to monitor your blood counts. The Day Unit Co-ordinator is Senior Sister Lorraine King.

Haematology specialist nurses

You will be allocated a haematology specialist nurse, who will meet you both on the ward and when you attend the outpatients department.

The haematology specialist nurses are:

  • Louise Corbett - CAR-T lead nurse
  • Jo Hall - Bone marrow transplant specialist nurse
  • Claire Cowling - Bone marrow transplant specialist nurse
  • Jia Castaneda - Bone marrow transplant specialist nurse
  • Sarah Foody - Bone marrow transplant specialist nurse
  • Jeni Jeyakumar - Bone marrow transplant specialist nurse
  • Luminita Keating - Bone marrow transplant specialist nurse
  • Phyllis Paterson - Myelodysplasia/ Myeloproliferative/ Bone marrow failure specialist nurse
  • Anna Richardson - MPN specialist nurse
  • Linda Gidman - Acute Leukaemia specialist nurse/ CNS team leader
  • Helen Goad - Myeloma specialist nurse
  • Gwyn Stafford - Lymphoma specialist nurse
  • Sarah Behan - Lymphoma specialist nurses
  • Joe Fox - Haemophilia specialist support nurse
  • Wacharee Bray - Haemophilia specialist support nurse
  • Manjumol Aji - Haemophilia specialist nurse
  • Joanne Crowe - Haemophilia specialist nurse
  • Vernie Carandang - Haemophilia specialist support nurse
  • Ruth Jolley - Non-malignant haematology specialist nurse
  • Vivian Garcia - Non-malignant haematology specialist nurse
  • Honey Vinoy - MPN support nurse
  • Samantha Penny - Acute Leukaemia support nurse
  • Helen Overton - Lymphoma support nurse
  • Megan Graham - Myeloma support nurse

You will find contact telephone numbers for your specialist nurse in your information pack. The specialist nurse will assist you with any questions about your diagnosis and treatment, co-ordinate your care and provide telephone advice when you are at home.

Haematology clinical trials team

We may invite you to take part in one of the many clinical trials running in our unit. The trials are co-ordinated by a team of nurses and data managers. You may meet members of the trials team if you agree to participate.

Outpatients

When you attend for follow up in the out patients clinic or the Haematology Day Unit, you will see either a consultant or a haematology registrar. You may not see the same doctor at each clinic visit but they are all part of the haematology team. You will also see your specialist nurse in outpatients.

Shared care arrangements

If you live far away from Addenbrooke’s and have a district general hospital nearer to you, it may be possible for you to attend there for treatment, such as blood/ platelet transfusions or monitoring blood counts. We work very closely with local hospitals to ensure continuity of your care.

Privacy and dignity

Same sex bays and bathrooms are offered in all wards except critical care and theatre recovery areas where the use of high-tech equipment and/or specialist one to one care is required.

We are smoke-free

Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the hospital campus. For advice and support in quitting, contact your GP or the free NHS stop smoking helpline on 0800 169 0 169.

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