Haematology is the study of blood formation and the diseases that can occur when this process goes wrong. The delivery of haematology services includes the enumeration and examination of blood cells, the determination of blood groups, compatibility testing of blood for transfusion and genetic and molecular studies.
The Trust’s department of Clinical Haematology caters for adult patients with both malignant and non-malignant diseases of the blood. These can range from deficiency anaemias and disorders of blood clotting to complex leukaemias and lymphomas.
At Blackpool Victoria Hospital, the department of Haematology works closely with Cancer Services to provide a comprehensive and effective service to haematology and cancer patients. Based in the purpose-built Macmillan Windmill Unit, on the main corridor and in the adjacent Women’s and Children’s Unit, the department offers a broader range of services than most hospitals of a similar size.
Hospital Haematology departments are often incorporated within general wards, but our specialist unit makes nursing and training in haematology easier and more practical for both staff and patients.