The Royal Sussex County Haematology Department has several responsibilities. The department provides care for the population of around 500,000 people spread over an area of approximately 100 square miles. Please see below to find out more about what the department does. Click here to meet the key staff members who work in the department.
Every year over 8000 patients are seen in out-patient clinics. Here new patients are seen who are referred by their GP. Many patients are kept on the books and seen regularly in clinic to review their health. Click here to see where out-patients is located and how to find it.
The Haematology ward is on Level 9 of the Sussex Kidney Unit. Every year the Haematology Department looks after 1000 in-patients. There are 10 beds on the ward and 4 side rooms. The in-patient service is for patient who are unwell at the time of diagnosis or if they become unwell at any point. The nursing staff are highly experienced in caring for haematology patients. Click here to see where the ward is located and how to find it.
Haematology Day Unit
This is located next door to the In-patient ward on Level 9 of the Sussex Kidney Unit. There are 6 seated areas for patients to receive chemotherapy, transfusions and other medications. Every year over 5000 patients are treated on this unit. The nursing staff are highly experienced and will answer any questions you have. It has a quiet and relaxed environment. Click here to see where the Haematology day unit is located and how to find it.
The Haematology Department are responsible for the running of the hospital lab. This is where blood tests are sent to from all over the hospital and the surrounding GP practices. 900 full blood count blood tests are processed every day.
The Haematology Department processes blood transfusion requests along with platelet transfusions. Every year 5100 blood transfusions are organised. The department is responsible for preparing the transfusion product and controlling their use in the hospital
Teaching and Training
The Haematology Department is responsible for the teaching and training of many different health care professionals. Student doctors and nurses rotate through the department in addition to junior doctors. The consultants and nurses continually attend courses to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and treatments in the haematology field.
The Brighton Haematology team are involved in on-going research. Research occurs at the haematology research laboratory at the University of Sussex and there is the Clinical Investigation and Research Unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Click here to learn more about what research and projects are being undertaken currently.