|Day Care Unit||Senior Sister Claire Ferris||0113 2067604|
The Haematology Day Unit and Outpatient Department (ward 87) is situated on level 3 of the Bexley Wing at St James’s Hospital. We are a regional department specializing in patients with blood disorders, both malignant and non-malignant.
Clinics run Monday to Friday; morning and afternoon. The Day Unit is open from 9am to 5pm. When visiting the department you will find that the waiting area has an information room with booklets on treatments and medical conditions. The room has comfortable chairs and provides a quiet environment to talk to heath care professionals. Clinical Nurse Specialists attend the clinics and are available to discuss treatment, social and emotional issues that you or your family may want to discuss.
Your clinic appointment will involve booking in with our reception staff, a blood test and a consultation with a haematology consultant or a registrar who has specialised and trained in haematology. Your consultation will take place in a private room.
We hope that the water themed art work provided by the patient environment team will help to make the unit appear less clinical. In the clinic area we have a white board to inform you of the doctors attending each clinic and the number of clinics running. We have a TV on the wall. We have recently acquired a computerised display to inform of any current Bexley Wing news or support groups.
The unit has an attractive decked area with outdoor seating, plants and a water droplet sculpture. In summer it’s a good place to feel more relaxed whilst waiting for your doctor’s appointment or day case treatment. The unit is a busy regional unit with approximately 150 outpatients attending daily. An average of 37 day case patients are treated each day.
Appointment times for day cases are booked directly with the nursing team which comprises a senior sister, sister, staff nurses, nursing assistants and a ward clerk.
In the seated area there is a small TV in one area and a hospitality tray for free hot and cold drinks available for patients and visitors.