The general (non-malignant conditions) Haematology team at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital consists of consultants Dr Hamish Lyall and Dr Suzanne Docherty, and our Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Jo Read. We are supported by a Registrar and SHO doctor team, and you will meet them and other CNS and clinic nursing staff in the course of your care. You may also meet our Trials team if you are interested in joining a clinical research trial at NNUH.
Our main clinic is held on a Monday morning in the Colney Centre in the Level 1 East block, with blood tests for many patients taken here before clinic review. There may be a delay while your blood test is processed before we can see you but we will try to see you as close to your appointment time as possible. Some patients can have video or telephone appointments, and if this is possible for your condition we will often ask you to have a blood test done in advance of the clinic. Investigations and some treatments including venesections, blood transfusions, intravenous immunoglobulin and rituximab treatment can be given next door on the Weybourne Day Unit, or in some cases on the Aylsham Day Unit or at Cromer Hospital.
If you need to collect a prescription, the Pharmacy can be found on Level 1 in the Centre block.
Specific information for some of the conditions we treat in non-malignant haematology can be found here:
- Haemophilia and bleeding disorders
- Sickle cell and thalassaemia (red cell disorders)
- Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia
- Immune thrombocytopenia
- Aplastic anaemia
- Diamond-Blackfan anaemia
Information on some of the procedures, treatments or investigations you may need can be found here:
- Venesection (information from Dudley NHS Trust – contact details are not for our unit)
- Bone marrow biopsy (information from Cancer Research UK)
- Blood transfusion (information from NHS)
If you need to contact a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) please ring on 01603 646753 – this telephone is manned 24/7 and answered by our ward nursing staff overnight and at weekends for urgent haematology issues.
To contact our Secretary Karen Berry, please ring 01603 287866 – please let us know if you won’t be able to attend your appointment or need to rearrange.