Haematology Department

Welcome to the Haematology department. Haematology is the branch of medicine and pathology that is concerned with the study of blood, the blood-forming organs and blood diseases (see Blood). Here at the NNUH the department delivers a comprehensive haematological service which is able to manage both common and rare blood disorders. We manage a large diagnostic laboratory service (see Laboratory Medicine) providing a broad range of routine and specialist blood testing.



There are 8 consultant haematologists (The Haematology Care Team) at the NNUH who provide diagnostic, treatment and follow up services for patients with blood disorders. The department also has 6 middle grade doctors, 2 junior doctors, 5 clinical nurse specialists, 3 transfusion specialist practitioners and 8 anticoagulation nurse specialists. A clinical oncologist Dr Tom Roques also supports the department providing radiotherapy. The clinicians are ably supported by a team of admin staff.


The majority of patients are seen and looked after in the outpatient setting. We see patients in The Colney Centre  and the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Clinic


Our inpatients are managed on the joint Oncology & Haematology ward, Mulbarton.  Emergency admissions will usually come in via the Acute Medical Unit H (AMUH) or Acute Medical Unit K (AMUK).

Children with blood disorders

Children with blood disorders are usually seen in the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital. If they need to be in hospital, children are looked after on Buxton Ward. Emergency admissions are managed by the Paediatric Team led by Dr Jo Ponnampalam, and will usually come in via the Children’s Assessment Unit.

How to find us

The Haematology department is based in the Colney Centre, East block level 1. If you are coming by car and need to park, the closest car parks are J and K.