Dundee Haemophilia Centre

The Tay Bridge isn't far from the Haemophilia Centre

The Dundee Haemophilia Centre works closely with us and the Tayside Haemophilia Group of The Haemophilia Society.  They are a Haemophilia Centre and work closely with the other Centres on the East Coast.

Services

Services offered by the Dundee Haemophilia Centre include:

  • Specialist review of adults and children with inherited blood-clotting disorders
  • Urgent assessment and treatment of acute bleeding problems for local and visiting patients
  • Information and advice for patients with clotting disorders and their carers
  • Family studies and genetic testing
  • Liaison and referral to other agencies such as social work, physiotherapy, surgical and orthopaedic teams, dental surgeons, gut physicians, occupational therapy and other professions allied to medicine
  • Home visits for those who require them
  • Training and advice for nursing and medical teams and other agencies such as schools and nurseries

The Centre can also arrange for other Haemophilia services to be delivered, in Edinburgh or elsewhere, if they are required.

Clinics are held on Monday and Wednesday mornings and there is a specialise paediatric clinic for children every 2 months on a Thursday.

Finding the Centre

Dundee Haemophilia Centre
Department of Haematology
Ward 34, Day Patient Area
Level 8, West Block,
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
DD1 9SY (postal)
DD2 1UB (sat nav)

NHS Tayside are also on Facebook and Twitter so you can keep up with the latest news.

Ninewells Campus Map

Parking

There is a charge for all parking on site, including disabled parking. The tariff is displayed as you enter the car park. The Pay on Foot machines in the Long Term stay car parks give change for the tariff although they do not accept notes. The Pay & Display machines in Short Stay car parks do not give change.

There is are 5 setting down/collection spaces by the Main Entrance (Car Park 7) but cars cannot be parked there.   There are also five short term spaces which can only be used for 15 minutes. There are 70 spaces in the Disabled Parking area of Car Park 7 including 3 spaces at the west end for parent & child parking. These spaces are all operated on a “pay & display” basis with a 4 hour limit. However, if you are delayed beyond the 4 hour period due to a clinical appointment or treatment then no penalty should be applied. Please note: to use a disabled parking spaces you must display your Blue Badge and use the pay and display metre.

Contacting the Centre – Routine

If you have a routine enquiry you should call 01382 632225.  If no staff are available you can leave a message on the voicemail and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Contacting the Centre – EMERGENCY

ADULT Patients should contact: Ninewells Hospital on 01382 660111 and ask to speak with On-Call Specialist Haematology Registrar.

PAEDIATRIC Patients should contact: Ninewells Hospital on 01382 660111 and ask to speak with On-Call Paediatric Registrar, Bleep 4184 – 24 hours per day

Staff

In the Centre:

Dr Ron Kerr, Consultant Haematologist.
June Ward, Specialist Haemophilia Nurse
Angela Caird, Haemophilia Data Manager. Ext: 36716
Haematology Secretaries. Ext: 36713

The Paediatric (Children’s) Team:

Dr Margaret Peebles, Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Kirsten Husselbee. Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Buddhi Gunaratne, Consultant Paediatrician

How you can work with your Centre

  1. HAEMTRACK: The Haemtrack system is an electronic alternative to treatment sheets.  It lets you report how you are using your treatment on a special website or through a smartphone application.  By using Haemotrack you can make it easier for the Centre to maintain the records they need to provide you with the best possible care
  2. DON’T WAIT:  If you suspect you have a bleed don’t wait and see if it goes away.  Call the Centre or get treatment straight away.
  3. UPDATE: If you move or change any of you contact information don’t forget to let the Centre know.
  4. PLAN AHEAD: If you are planning to do something unusual and you think your bleeding disorder might cause an issue then talk to the Centre as soon as possible. For example, if you are planning a trip abroad make sure your have the right travel insurance and letter for travel as early as you can so that the Centre has time to help.  You can find more information about travelling abroad on our Travel Tips page.

 

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