Blood Sciences

The Hull Haemostasis Service is a specialist Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC) involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with bleeding disorders and is located within the Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital. We are a team of dedicated and committed healthcare professionals providing 24 hour access to care for patients in the region with bleeding disorders. The Consultant Haematologists are Dr David Allsup (centre Director) who cares for adults and Dr Simone Green who cares for children with bleeding disorders. The clinical nursing team consists of two part time clinical nurse specialists; CNS Phillipa Woods and CNS Katie Gladstone, one full time Senior Staff Nurse Jeanette Fenwick and one part time Senior Staff Nurse Emilie Newman. We also have a specialist physiotherapist and a data manager. A joint haematology and obstetric clinic is held monthly by Dr Durairaj (Haematology Consultant), Dr Yeap (Obstetrician) and a haemostasis nurse caring for pregnant patients with a variety of bleeding disorders and managing their care during pregnancy, delivery and post-delivery. The Haemophilia Team regularly participates in research studies related to a variety of different bleeding disorders and all team members are trained appropriately for this. The whole team regularly attends relevant conferences and training course to ensure our clinical knowledge is up to date, effective and safe. We have robust systems in place for assisting us in providing high quality, patient focused care, including monthly multidisciplinary meetings and trust wide guidelines for care of patients with bleeding disorders.

The Hull Haemostasis CCC Service cares for both adults and children with various bleeding disorders. We provide patients with a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and community outreach care including responding to emergencies. The nursing team are heavily involved in delivering patient care and work between sites at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. The nursing team also: provide nurse led clinics, hold non-medical prescribing qualifications, support and manage patient surgery within the trust and provide training to other staff within the trust and in the community setting. The Nursing Team carry out home visits for training parents / carers and attend schools to provide educational talks for young people with bleeding disorders. Patients on regular treatment regimens have access to home delivery, which is organised through the nursing team. Paediatric patients are seen at Hull Royal Infirmary by the same nursing team that cover adult services. This therefore helps ease the transitioning period for children when moving over to adult services at Castle Hill Hospital.

Patients have access to genetic counselling, specialist physiotherapy and laboratory testing with strong links with other specialist services within the trust. Patients are given a ‘haemorrhagic status card’ which contains the appropriate telephone numbers needed to obtain advice, support and specialist information. They have access to this advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Severe haemophiliacs have access to a dedicated clinic ensuring all their needs are met.

Service Lead

Dr David Allsup
Consultant Haematologist and Centre Director

Key Contacts

Jeanette Fenwick (RSCN / RGN)
Senior Staff Nurse

Katie Gladstone (RGN)
Clinical Nurse Specialist / Non- medical independent prescriber

Emilie Newman (RGN)
Senior Staff Nurse

Phillipa Woods (RSCN / RGN)
Clinical Nurse Specialist / Non- medical independent prescriber

Resources

Guideline 196
Guidelines for the Emergency Treatment and Management of Patients with Haemophilia and Bleeding Disorders

This document includes definitions of Haemophilia A, Haemophilia B and Von Willebrands disease. All of which are inherited bleeding disorders. The treatment dose equations required to treat specific injury’s including muscle/joint bleeds, trauma and surgery is included along with a list of factor products required for each condition and where to find the products with the Hull University Teaching Hospital trust.  This includes the administration of Desmopressin (Octim) and emergency first aid treatment of patients with a bleeding disorder.

Draft Report for Quality Assurance Group

At the end of 2018 the Hull Haemophilia Centre was peer reviewed against other haemophilia and contemporary care centres across the country by health professionals working within haemostasis. Attached is the report produced from this review, this includes areas in which the Hull Haemophilia centre excel and areas which can develop to ensure patients receive the best possible care.

Opening Hours

The Haemostasis Nursing Team are available Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Contact Us

  • 01482 461403 (Nurses’ Office)
  • 01482 461296 (Secretary)

Get Advice

For advice on bleeding disorders in a non-emergency situation please e-mail the following address:
hyp-tr.bleedingdisordersadvice@nhs.net
Please note this e-mail is not manned 24 hours a day.

For urgent advice please contact the haemophilia nurses during office hours as seen above.
Or if you need advice out of office hours you can call the haematologist on-call  via the switch board ( 01482 875875 ) or attend your local accident and emergency centre.