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Haematology and Oncology Departments

The haematology ward consists of 17 beds caring for patients with haematological malignancies such as leukaemia, lymphoma. We also perform autologust bone marrow transplants.

We provide care for haememotological disorders such as sickle cell and thalassaemia traits and bleeding disorders such as haemophilia. It is a busy ward with a great team atmosphere as many of the patients have life long illnesses which encourage a good patient - nurse rapport built up over many years.

The haematology ward is a Level 3 centre for the local network and all regional autologust bone marrow transplants are performed here.

We also have a haematology day unit and out patients department. The day unit provides complex treatment regimes to all our patients which help to maintain their long term conditions.

The oncology ward consists of 30 beds. We treat patients in both curative and palliative stages of Cancer. We deliver treatments such as Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, and manage complex symptoms resulting from treatments or disease. It is a busy ward with at least 4 elective or emergency admissions and discharges daily. We have an Acute Oncology assessment room situated on the ward which is managed by a separate Acute Oncology Team, but the wards senior nurses are required to provide the out of hours Acute Oncology Service.

There is also the Arden cancer chemotherapy and out patients suite. Many complex treatment chemotherapy regimes are transfused here for our oncology patients. The suite works in close partnership with radiotherapy for those patients receiving combined treatments.

Alongside the Trust’s preceptorship program there is a robust training program which supports professional development for any staff wishing to join these busy and friendly units. We have an in house Chemotherapy course and also support post graduate training. Training is a key theme for staff, as all areas are subject to Peer review assessments.

We are able to offer rotation through all departments to facilitate professional development and experience. We also have over 27 Clinical Nurse Specialist posts throughout the service that support the wards and Trust wide. This provides excellent career opportunities for advancing into senior posts once knowledge and skill set has been established. We offer a negotiable/flexible work pattern that can help promote a satisfactory work-life balance whilst enjoying a rewarding career.

Our services include:

In patient Haematology ward, day unit and out patients department.

Clinical Nurse Specialist posts in haematology and bone marrow transplants.

Haemophilia

Haemaglobinopathy.

Anticoagulation, Deep Vein

Thrombosis and Venous

Thrombosis Embolism.

Lymphoma and myeloma.

In patient Oncology ward, chemotherapy suite and out patient department.

Clinical Nurse Specialist posts in Acute oncology. Supportive and specialist Palliative Care.

Breast Care Nurses for both adjuvant and metastatic disease.

Lymphodema and Uro Oncology.

All oncology CNS posts are supported by Macmillan who provide additional funding for development.

We also have a Trust lead chemotherapy Nurse who manages all areas where chemotherapy is administered and is responsible for the safe delivery of treatments.

For more information about working in this speciality or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Karen Timothy (Modern Matron)  - [email protected]

 

 

 

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