Haematology

What we do

Haemotology is the branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases related to the blood. Both sites have haematology services which manage a wide range of disorders including: 

  • Anaemias (reduction in red blood cells or haemoglobin)
  • Lymphomas (cancer of the lymphatic system) and leukaemias (cancer of the white blood cells)
  • Myelomas (bone marrow cancer) and myelodysplasia (drop in number of healthy blood cells)
  • Thrombotic (blood clots) and coagulation (ability of blood to clot) disorders
  • Sickle cell and thalassaemia
  • Leucopenias (reduction in white blood cells)
  • Haemoglobinopathies (genetic defects)
  • Autoimmune blood disorders (where the body’s immune system has an abnormal response against substances and tissues normally present in the body)

We offer a variety of outpatient haematology and specialist clinics at both hospitals. At Chelsea and Westminster the team has rapid access to the Kobler Day Unit for chemotherapy and to the Medical Day Unit for blood transfusions and other treatments. At West Middlesex, there is a rapid access facility for patients with a wide range of blood conditions. Both hospitals have dedicated inpatient ward for haematology patients

We work closely with other hospital services to ensure patients have all of their needs met and are fully integrated with Cancer, Palliative Care, Pathology, Radiology and Surgery services which allows for rapid diagnostic investigations, treatment, and palliative support. We are part of the London Cancer Alliance and work with specialist blood teams at Hammersmith Hospital.

Our team

The Chelsea and Westminster team consists of Dr Francis Matthey, Consultant Haematologist, Dr Ian Gabriel, Lead Clinician for Haematology Cancer and Kizzy Parker, Haematological Oncology Specialist Nurse. At West Middlesex Dr Anna Babb is the Clinical Lead for Haematology Services, supported by Dr Jenny Davies, Dr Magda Jabbar Al Obadi and Dr Natasha Wiles. The Clinical Nurse Specialist is Tania Barias-Lara.

Location

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

  • Outpatient Clinic 3: First Floor, Lift Bank C
  • Beta Cell Unit: Second Floor, Lift Bank B
  • Medical Day Unit: Ground Floor, Lift Bank D

West Middlesex University Hospital

We are based in Outpatients 2 in the main hospital building opposite the main reception desk.

Contact

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

T: 020 3315 8211

West Middlesex University Hospital

T: 020 8321 5919/5283

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