Anticoagulation Service

Warrington Anticoagulation Service is a Nurse led team managed by the Pharmacy Department with clinical leadership provided by the Consultant Haematologists.
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Warrington Anticoagulation Service is a Nurse led team managed by the Pharmacy Department with clinical leadership provided by the Consultant Haematologists. We are located in the Anticoagulation Offices in the Appleton wing of Warrington Hospital and  Clinic Area C, Halton Hospital.

 

We provide nearside and remote patient testing for around 3000 registered patients requiring oral anticoagulation therapy with vitamin K antagonists e.g. warfarin, sinthrome. The team offers advice and dose instruction in a variety of settings. To support patient choice, hospital, community and postal/telephone clinics are held Monday-Friday with emergency cover over the weekends and bank holidays.

 

All new patients should be referred to Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for their 1st appointment. This is to ensure they receive a full new patient counselling session and initiation where appropriate. Following referral, the patient is contacted and an initiation appointment is made.

 

In addition to our hospital clinics, 6 outreach clinics have been established. Patients indicate their clinic location preference and will regularly attend this location. However clinics run in different locations every day providing flexibility for patients to be seen at their convenience. A postal/telephone clinic is available for patients who are unable to attend clinic.

 

Domiciliary Service Description 

 

In partnership with district nurses, the Anticoagulation Team provides a home visit service for patients taking oral anticoagulants who are housebound and unable to attend one of the anticoagulant clinics Venous blood samples are taken in the patient’s home, in residential homes or in nursing homes.

 

The yellow anticoagulation treatment record is returned to the patient by post. Any dosage changes that need immediate communication are phoned to the patient. 

Who's in the team?

Diane Matthew, Chief Pharmacist

 

Mina McFaul,  Principal pharmacist

 

Janet Dearden, Anticoagulation team leader

 

Anticocagulation specialists

Elaine Hepper

Sandra Hulse

Tom Kidd

Becky Miller

Joanne Taitt

Laila Waiting

Jackie Warburton

 

Clerical  Officer

Sonya Ellis

Sandra Knight

Suzanne Lynskey

Linda Lyon

 

Opening times

Tuesday – Friday each day: 08:30-12:00 13:30-16:00

 

Halton Hospital

Tuesday 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00 &

Alternate Thursdays 08:50-11:30

 

Grappenhall Medical Centre

Monday 09:30-12:00 &

Friday 09:30-12:00

 

Birchwood Medical Centre

Tuesdays 13:30-16:00

 

Widnes Resource Centre

Alternate Wednesdays 09:00-12:00

 

Westbrook Medical Centre

Wednesday 13:30-15:30

 

Penketh Health Centre

Alternate Thursdays 09:30-12:00

 

Stockton Health Medical Centre

Alternate Thursdays 13:30-15:30

 

 

Contact information

Anticoagulation Service

Ground Floor, Appleton Wing

Warrington Hospital

Lovely Lane

Warrington

WA5 1QG

 

Contact numbers:

All administration enquires:                           01925 662785

Non Urgent Advice                                        01925 662026

Fax                                                                01925 662788

 

Halton Hospital

Tel: 01928 753213

Fax: 01928 753871

 

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Halton General Hospital