Haematology and Blood Transfusion

The haematology department delivers a comprehensive service to patients with a wide range of blood abnormalities.
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If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

If you wish to change the date and time of your appointment you, you can click the re-book option and state any dates that are not suitable for you, or you can contact us using the number on your appointment letter.

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About this service

Haematology investigates the cellular components of blood and bone marrow mainly red cells, white cells and platelets. These various cell lines are counted by sophisticated analysers to help determine a patients condition or to monitor a pre existing one. The department also measures coagulation factors looking for conditions such as Haemophilia. Regular anticoagulant clinics are carried out to monitor patients on warfarin.

The transfusion department provides blood for routine and emergency surgery as well as dealing with trauma cases in A+E. This process involves performing a blood group on the patient and screening the patients plasma for irregular antibodies before matching them with a donor unit.

The laboratory is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Outpatient services are provided between 9AM-5PM Monday - Friday.

Our Services

The Haematology department is based on the first floor of Appleton wing on the Warrington site and also operates a satellite laboratory on the Halton site.

Warrington Hospital

Two Haematology clinics and three anticoagulant clinics are carried out in the out- patients department each week.


Halton General Hospital

The Programme Investigation Unit provides a day ward for patients that need to be admitted for blood transfusion, platelet transfusion, chemotherapy, i.v. therapy, venesection and clotting factor replacement.

Who's in the team?

The staff caring for you are:

  • Dr Jeyaprakesh Ramachandran(Consultant Haematologist)
  • Dr Khaleel Rahman (Consultant Haematologist)
  • Dr Eman Al-Rawi (Associate Specialist in Haematology)
  • Sister Loraine Derbyshire (Specialist Nurse in Haematology)
  • David Collet (Specialist Nurse in Haematology)
Contact information

WA5 1QG

Telephone: 01925 662549

Fax Number01925 662043

Contact Emailrobert.wilkinson5@nhs.net

Referral information

Outpatient referrals are all seen by either the Consultant Haematologist, Associate Specialist or Senior House Officer.

Booking an appointment

If you have been to your GP and have a unique booking reference number you can log in to the Choose and Book system to view your choices. However, GPs will still refer patients directly to the Haematologist via a letter, telephone call or a fax.

When coming for your appointment

IMPORTANT - Your rights and responsibilities in fulfilling an NHS appointment.

  1. It is essential that you are fit, willing and able to proceed to your appointment. Your referral request or outpatient appointment may be subject to change. If as a result, there is any change to your appointment this will be directly communicated to you and your GP via the appointment department.
  2.  Your appointment is important and the outcome may have a bearing on your health. Should you need to postpone, please inform the appointment department at least 48 hours beforehand, so that we can rearrange. Should you leave this to the last minute before telling us, you may be asked to return to your GP.
  3. If for any reason, you fail to attend your appointment without notifying us, your referral will be returned to your GP and you will need to start again.
  4. If you decide you do not want to proceed with your referral, it is absolutely essential you cancel your appointment otherwise a Telephone Appointment Operator will continue to contact you.
  5. If you are leaving surgery with a Choose & Book offer that you need to confirm into an appointment by phone or the internet, please remember this offer has an end date. Should you not confirm an appointment date in a timely fashion, you may find the opportunity is withdrawn.
  6. If you find you cannot attend clinic for several weeks because you are, for example, going on holiday, confirm your appointment on your return when you are certain of your availability. If this is the case please ensure you tell your GP in advance.
  7. Ensure you bring a list of all your current medication to your appointment.
  8. You need to arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time when a blood test will be taken so that the Consultant has the most up-to-date blood results available for your clinic appointment.

Main Contact Information

WA5 1QG

Telephone: 01925 662549

Fax Number01925 662043

Contact Emailrobert.wilkinson5@nhs.net

Warrington Hospital

Halton General Hospital