Haematology

How We Can Help You

We care for people with cancerous and non-cancerous blood disorders. These include:

  • Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas
  • Leukaemias – acute and chronic
  • Multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders
  • Myeloproliferative disorders such as polycythemia rubra vera and essential thrombocythaemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Anaemias
  • Thalassemia, sickle cell diseases, and other haemoglobinopathies
  • Venous thrombosis such as DVT, Pulmonary Emboli and other clots
  • Bleeding disorders such as Haemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, platelet disorders
  • Iron deficiency anaemia, and iron-loading syndromes
  • Blood count abnormalities

Our services are for those staying in our Hospital as well as those living in the community.

For those who need to stay in Hospital, we have a ward located on Level 7B of the Acute Services Building at St George Hospital. Here we can provide chemotherapy and support if you have blood cancer. Chemotherapy is when we give you medicines that destroy cancer cells. We can also provide you high dose high dose chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (transplant of your own stem cells).

We provide treatments for people living in the community through our Haematology Oncology Day Centre. This is located on in the Cancer Care Centre at St George Hospital. Senior nursing staff liaise with specialist Doctors (Haematologists) to provide patients with day chemotherapy regimens, infusions, patient education, apheresis (removal of parts of your blood) and blood product support. We also provide support through the Ambulatory Care Unit.

The Centre also provides adult apheresis services to the St George hospital campus, and can collect and store Haematopoietic Stem Cells for the use in Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.
Our Cancer Outreach Program can provide support to patients with malignant blood cancers in their homes.

St George Hospital also has a very active Clinical Trials Unit offering patients opportunities to access cutting edge therapies as part of either local or international Clinical Trials for both malignant and benign conditions.

 

Who we are

Our Physicians

  • Dr Xavier Badoux
  • Prof Beng Chong
  • Dr Shir-Jing Ho
  • Rr Amanda Hugman
  • Dr Szu-Hee Lee
  • Dr Qin Liu
  • Dr Sundra Ramanathan
  • Dr Fernando Roncolato
  • Dr Charles Shuttleworth
  • Dr Silvia Zheng

Our Specialised Nurses

  • Clinical Nurse Consultant Haematology: Jo-Ann Cryer
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant Apheresis and Transplantation: Cassandra Hobbs
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant Blood and Blood Products: Samantha Connelly
  • Cancer Outreach Program / COP: Anna Ayoub and Chinchu Binoy
  • Clinical Nurse Educator: Jeremey Chow

 

How to make or cancel an appointment

If you live in the South East Sydney region and have a suspected or confirmed cancer you may be referred by your local family doctor or a medical specialist to use our services. Please request your doctor to send us your referral letter together with all relevant test results.

Once we have received a completed referral, we will send you a confirmation appointment letter or message, which will tell you where your appointment is located and what information you should bring with you.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call us on: 

  • Prince William Wing (Professor Chong, Dr Hugman, Dr Liu, Dr Zheng):  9113 2513 
  • Cancer Care Centre (Drs Badoux, Ho, Ramanathan, Roncolato, Shuttleworth):  9113 3943

 

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card
  • Insurer details (workers compensation, public liability or third party)
  • Your private health fund membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund
  • Recent X-rays or medical images and their reports, if applicable
  • Activities to keep you entertained while waiting (for example, a book, music player with headphones, crosswords). There is also a television and magazines available in the waiting area

 

Do you need an interpreter?

Please let us know if you need an interpreter.

You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

 

Research, training and education

We are a teaching hospital and student doctors or nurses may be involved and supervised by senior staff during your visit. You have the right to say no. If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.

 

Contact us

Phone
(02) 9113 3851 or 9113 2692

Cancer Care Centre: 
(02)9113 3909 / (02)9113 1570 / (02)9113 3943

Outpatients Department:
(02) 9113 2513 

Fax
(02) 9113 3958

Email
SESLHD-StGeorge-Haematology-Secretaries@health.nsw.gov.au
SESLHD-STGCancerCare@health.nsw.gov.au

Head of Department
Dr Shir-Jing Ho

HODC Nurse Unit Manager
Jake Craven RN

 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm.

 

How to find us

Inpatient Ward: Level 7B, Acute Services Building, St George Hospital
 

Haematology Oncology Day Centre (HODC):  Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital. Entrance via Chapel Street or via the corridor to the left of the main Entrance of St George Hospital, off Gray Street, Kogarah NSW 2217