General haematology deals with a wide variety of conditions, including disorders such as:
- anaemia (low haemoglobin)
- high haemoglobin (polycythaemia)
- low and high white cell counts
- iron overload (haemachromatosis)
- high and low platelets.
We are a national referral centre for patients with high haemoglobin (PCV/Hct > 0.51 in men, >0.48 in women) for which our nurses run a venesection (process which involves taking a pint of blood) service.
We also provide care for gastroenterology patients who have conditions such as haemachromatosis and anaemia caused by certain bowel disorders.