Patient and nurse in Day Oncology

Departments

Specific services

1. Inpatients

Haematology patients requiring inpatient care will be admitted to Ward 7 South of the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre (ONJCWRC). This includes patients who are undergoing intensive chemotherapy for leukaemia and those undergoing an autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplant service - the latter service opened in October 2015.

2. Outpatient clinics

General haematology clinics are held in Specialist Clinic 6 on Level 3, ONJ Centre. These run on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings. A specific thrombosis and haemostasis relating to clotting and bleeding clinic is held on Friday mornings.

3. Outpatient treatment

Chemotherapy is given to patients in the Day Oncology Centre on Level 3, ONJ Centre. Other treatments such as blood or iron infusions are given at the Ambulatory Care Centre on Level 3, Austin Tower.

4. Clinical trials

The department's extensive research activity means that most patients with common haematological cancers have the opportunity to participate in the latest clinical trials. We have a particular focus on immunotherapy in lymphoma and other diseases. Further information on clinical trials can be obtained at: Clinical Trials

Our department has close links with other major teaching hospitals, which means patients are promptly referred for any services not provided at the Austin.

5. Multi-disciplinary meetings

A lymphoma MDM is held each fortnight with participation by haematologists, a nuclear medicine physician, pathologist and relevant coordinators. MDMs are also held to discuss myeloma and transplant patients.