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Our Haematology Service cares for and treats people with blood and bone marrow illnesses. We also specialise in blood cancers (leukaemia, multiple myeloma) and cancer of the lymphatic system (lymphoma).

About this service

Your GP or specialist may refer you to Haematology if you require follow-up or investigations for blood or bone marrow illnesses and/or cancer.

Depending on your illness, your haematology treatment may involve:

  • drug therapy
  • infusion/transfusion
  • bone marrow transplant, and
  • other relevant investigations.

Who we care for

Anyone can access our service with a referral from a GP or other specialist.

Our services are bulk billed if you have a valid Medicare Card or an Asylum Seeker Card.

Current and former Defence members and DVA card holders can also access our service.

How to access this service

Your GP or specialist will send a referral to Haematology on your behalf. This will include all results from previous medical tests relevant to your blood or bone marrow illness.

Your referral and results will be assessed by the specialist who decide when you need to be seen.

Our admin team will call or email you with details of your appointment.

If you have further questions regarding your referral, please call us on (02) 5124 8444.

What to expect

There is a high demand for our service, and we will ensure all referrals are actioned according to urgency. This is determined by the specialist.

You will receive a letter to confirm your appointment time, location and what you need to bring.

What to bring to your appointment

  • Medicare card
  • Any letters or correspondence from your GP
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports

Where we’re located

Haematology is in Building 19, Level 2 in the Canberra Region Cancer Centre, Canberra Hospital, which is between the multi storey car park and the main hospital building.

  • If you have an appointment with your doctor, please go to Building 19, Level 2 and check in at reception.
  • If you are a current patient of Haematology and require pathology collection, there is an ACT Pathology collection centre located on Level 2.
  • If you have an appointment for treatment or infusion (chemotherapy, iron infusion, blood transfusion), please present to Building 19, Level 4 and check in at reception.

We have directions to the Canberra Region Cancer Centre and Canberra Hospital.

Information for referrers

Please see Community HealthPathways for detailed referral criteria and information.

Referral options:

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In the case of a life threatening emergency, dial Triple Zero (000).

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Contact Canberra Health Services

Switchboard
(02) 5124 0000

The switchboard handles all calls to, from and within the hospital 24 hours/seven days a week

International callers
+61 (2) 5124 0000