About Us

The Department specialises in the cutting-edge treatment of blood diseases, particularly cancers of the blood and lymphatic system. As a team, we offer the best possible care with the latest treatments for patients with complex blood disorders.

The Department of Haematology offers a Multidisciplinary Team working system, with doctors and nurses working together as a team. The majority of patients we look after will have some form of malignant blood disease, and their case will be discussed at regular multidisciplinary team meetings when all the pathological slides and X-rays will be reviewed and the best treatment agreed.

We assign key workers (usually one of our Clinical Specialist Nurses) to each case, to allow for personalised care. This professional discusses treatment with the patient, answering questions and providing support and materials. In addition, our team approach means patients are able to see a variety of doctors at different times, but enjoy the use of one named consultant who is assigned to be in charge of their care.

Much of the treatment is carried out as an out-patient or in well-equipped Day Units on the Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands sites. Out-patient clinics are held on all three sites and in addition at Lichfield and Tamworth. Patients requiring intensive treatment for leukaemia or those undergoing transplantation are admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital which has specialised isolation facilities to control infection and a large team of highly trained nursing staff.
The Department takes a keen interest in clinical and laboratory research and we have enrolled highest number of patients to research trials in the West Midlands.