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Haematology

Our haematology service is mainly based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, with some basic haematology and coagulation testing offered at the Alexandra and Kidderminster hospitals.

We also provide anticoagulant services in conjunction with other medical teams.

A full acute blood transfusion service is provided from both the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal hospitals with a blood issue fridge at Kidderminster.

The antenatal blood group serology screening service is provided at Worcestershire Royal Hospital with sample referral to NHS Blood and Transplant if required.

Who's who and contact details

Consultant Head of Department - WRH
Dr N Pemberton
Secretary
x 30217
01905 763333
Consultant Head of Department - Alex
Dr E Maughan
Secretary
x 44571
01527 503030
Clinical Lead for Haematology and Anticoagulation
Dr S Shafeek
Secretary
x 30941
01905 763333
Consultant Lead for Blood Transfusion
Dr T Skibbe
Secretary
x 45775
01527 503030
Consultant Haematologists

A member of the consultant team is available for clinical advice/interpretation 24 hours a day.

Consultants can be contacted via switchboard
or their secretaries during routine working hours.
Dr J Mills 



Dr O Chapman
Secretary
x 30760
01905 763333

Secretary
x 30216
01905 763333
Specialist Nurses
Gill Godding
Debbie Clinton 
x 30633
Page via switchboard
Laboratory Manager / Head BMS - Haematology
Bev Byfield-Jones
x30631
DDI 01905 760639
Laboratory Manager / Head BMS - Blood Transfusion
Camran Khan
x 30632
DDI 01905 760639
Quality Manager
Bev Byfield-Jones x 30629 
Laboratory Enquiries - WRH



x 30215
DDI 01905 760653
Transfusion Enquiries - WRH

x 30637
DDI 01905 760769

Out of hours
Bleep 848 / radiopage via switchboard

Laboratory Enquiries - Alex

  x 42082
DDI 01527 512008
Transfusion Enquiries - Alex
 

x 42179
DDI 01527 512179

Fax 01527 512074

Out of hours
Bleep 0255 /
page via switchboard

Blood porter
bleep 0208
Laboratory Enquiries - KTC
  x 53270
DDI 01562 513293

Lab fax 01562 513006

No out of hours. In emergencies contact laboratory staff at WRH via switchboard.


Laboratory locations and opening hours

River level
Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Charles Hastings Way
Worcester
WR5 1DD

Core hours
Monday - Friday: 8.am - 8pm 
Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 9am - 12 noon 
No routine Sunday service 

Emergency out of hours 
Monday - Friday: 8pm - 8am 
Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 12 noon - 9am 
All day Sunday 
Alexandra Hospital
Woodrow Drive
Redditch
Worcestershire
B98 7UB
Core hours
Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm 
Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 9am - 12 noon 
No routine Sunday service 

Emergency out of hours 
Monday - Friday: 8pm - 8am 
Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 12 noon - 9am 
All day Sunday 

   


Tests available

 

Tests available out of normal hours

  • Full blood count
  • Sickle cell screening
  • Malaria screening
  • Coagulation screens (INR and APTT)
  • D-Dimer
  • Factor assays (VIII and IX)

 

Emergency requests

An emergency request is one which is needed for the immediate management of the patient.

The laboratory must be telephoned before an urgent sample is sent and the form must marked appropriately. Failure to contact the lab may result in the sample being treated as routine.

The out of hours service has a limited capacity so please do not ask staff to process non urgent requests.  


Requesting additional tests

Requests should be made by telephone to the laboratory. Due to specimen viability additional tests may not be possible more that 24 hours after sample receipt for EDTA samples and 6 hours for citrate samples.


Specimen containers

Worcestershire Royal Hospital and Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre
Specimen containers and request forms are available through the central distribution stores.

Alexandra Hospital, Redditch
Specimen containers are available through the pathology specimen reception.


Research investigations/clinical trials

Before undertaking any haematology tests, which are to be conducted as part of a research project or clinical trial, the doctor must discuss the protocol and workload entailed with the head of department.

 


Guidelines

Guidelines for anticoagulation in patients with suspected or proven deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Please refer to the Warfarin and other oral anticoagulants guidelines and procedures (WAHT-HAE-002)

Referrals for continuing anticoagulant control
Please refer to the Warfarin and other oral anticoagulants guidelines and procedures (WAHT-HAE-002)




Page last updated: 26 September 2018