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Leeds Department of Clinical Haematology
Clinical haematology provides services for the investigation and treatment of haematological disorders. These include leukaemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma, red cell disorders (including sickle cell disease and thalassaemia), bleeding and thrombotic disorders, anticoagulation, nutritional anaemias and transfusion medicine.All adult haematology services are located in Bexley Wing, St. James's University Hospital. Most inpatient care is provided on level 3 in a state of the art positive pressure, hepafiltered 40 bedded area (wards J88 and J89). Special facilities for young adults are provided in the teenage and young adult unit (ward J94) on level 5. The department is an integrated part of the Leeds Cancer Centre and works in partnership with the oncology department for delivery of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It also works closely with the Haematological Malignancies Diagnosis Service (HMDS) which provides a regional and supra-regional diagnostic service. The department has a large clinical trials portfolio, leads a national service for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria and provides regional services for bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia and haemoglobinopathies. There is also a weekly Haematology peripheral clinic at Wharfedale Hospital in Otley.
Children's and Adolescent Oncology and Haematology
Leeds is a busy centre managing the full spectrum of oncology and haematology disorders in children and adolescents within a single unit. All sub-specialty areas of interest are catered for and there is an opportunity to obtain training in paediatric oncology and haematology in a multidisciplinary environment.The Paediatric Oncology & Haematology Department receives more than 90% of newly diagnosed children from the Region. There are approximately 110 new referrals of children and adolescents with malignant disease per year.