Haematology is the diagnosis and treatment of blood and bone marrow disorders.

Our services

We provide care from your first visit to see a specialist, through the diagnosis and treatment of your condition.

We treat the following conditions:

  • Leukaemia - a cancer of white blood cells that affects your blood and your bone marrow (soft, spongy centre of the bone that produces blood cells).
  • Myeloma - a cancer of the plasma cells.
  • Hodgkin lymphoma and non-hodgkin lymphoma - cancers of your lymphatic system (network of channels that removes fluid from the body and helps to fights infection).
  • Haemophilia - an inherited health condition that causes abnormal bleeding.
  • Thalassaemia - an inherited health condition that affects your red blood cells.
  • Sickle cell disease - an inherited health condition that causes you to make unusually shaped red blood cells.
  • Myelodysplasia - a cancer when immature blood cells in the bone marrow don't mature.
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasia - a cancer when too many red blood cells, while blood cells or platelets are produced in the bone marrow.

We also treat anaemia, bleeding and clotting disorders and other non-cancerous blood disorders.

We have a haematology laboratory service for routine and urgent automated blood testing and morphological review. It's also used for coagulation studies and transfusion support, as well as the procurement and analysis of bone marrow biopsy samples.

Make or change an appointment

You need a written referral from your GP or health professional before you can make an appointment.

To make or change an appointment for all locations phone 07 4226 7070 or 07 4226 7071, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

For after hours treatment, contact your closest Emergency Department

Telehealth appointments are available.

For health professionals

For urgent appointments, call 07 4226 6000 and ask to speak with the haematologist on call.

Locations

Cairns Hospital
Liz Plummer Cancer Care Centre
E Block, Level 1
249 - 251 Lake Street
Cairns Qld 4870

Visiting specialists

We visit Atherton Hospital and Innisfail Hospital every 4 weeks.

Last updated:November 2021