What we do
We provide a high quality service for adults who have blood disorders or conditions requiring anticoagulant treatment.
We assess people to provide a diagnosis and then monitor and adjust medication of patients who are on oral Anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners).
We also provide monitoring and advice for people on sub-cutaneous treatments to help thin the blood.
Who is it for?
This adult service is available for a diverse range of people, including patients who need their warfarin therapy and other blood thinning medication checked appropriately.
We also provide treatment and advice for sub-cutaneous treatments.
Can anyone use this service?
People are seen following a referral to the Haematology Consultant by a GP or Specialist.
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
What to expect
On arrival you should book in at the Haematology reception.
You will then be seen by a nurse who will usually take blood samples. This could either be venous (from the vein) or from a finger prick depending on your condition.
If you are starting on warfarin you will be shown an information DVD lasting approximately seven minutes. Following this you will see either a nurse or doctor for consultation who will complete a checklist of important information you will need to know.
You will then be advised on what medication to take and given a follow up appointment.