We have a nurse-led haematology day unit located next to ward 38, at the University Hospital of North Tees, on the ground floor in the West wing of the hospital, from 8.00am and 7pm.
We have a 24 hour open access service for patients whom are on active chemotherapy treatment and have links to regional centres at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The James Cook University Hospital.
There are two aspects to our service: laboratory and clinical.
The clinical service consists of inpatient care (day cases for haematology investigations and treatment) ward referrals and outpatient clinics.
The laboratory supports the hospital and local GPs by offering a range of haematological investigations.
A 24-hour consultant advisory service covers both the laboratory and clinical services.
We aim to provide care closer to home throughout the region, with services provided at: North Tees and Hartlepool foundation trust.
On each of these sites, there are outpatient clinics, day case and haematology clinics.
Haematology patients are the majority of the time admitted through emergency assessment unit (EAU), then when a bed becomes available transferred to ward 38 at the University Hospital of North Tees. Neutropenic septic patients are allocated a side room.
Our consultant led service has three dedicated Macmillan haematology clinical nurse specialists, who provide holistic specialist nursing support, throughout the a patient’s journey. Our service also provides nurse-led clinics face to face or via the telephone if appropriate.
Our specialist haematology consultants, nurses and support staff provide expert care for patients with blood disorders.
We treat people who have:
- acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
- immune thrombocytopenia
- acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
- iron overload
- iron deficiency
- Myeloproliferative disorder (MPN)
- Amyloidosis if instructed to treat via the amyloid centre in London
We can offer you many treatments in our modern, comfortable day unit. Treatment in the day unit means you don’t need to stay overnight.
You will be referred to our department by your GP or other referring consultant. We do not offer a self-referral service.
Monday – Friday –
University Hospital of Hartlepool
University Hospital of North Tees
Friday-Anti-coagulant clinic –
Patient support group
Teesside Lymphoma Group
The Teesside Lymphoma group meeting the second Thursday of every month (except August) at the Holistic Centre at James Cook from 6:30pm -8pm.
Teesside Myeloma Group
The Teesside Myeloma group meet on a Monday evening at 5:45pm on the haematology day unit at the University Hospital of North Tees. For further information contact:
Durham haematology support group
Phone: 08088 010444
Haematology open access telephone number can be given to patients who are on active chemotherapy.
Phone: 01642 383578
Haematology UKAS accreditation
The North Tees Haematology Department is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory (No. 7896) to the ISO 15189 standards for medical laboratories.
Our accreditation is limited to those activities described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation.