University Hospital Galway - Adult leukaemia service.
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What clinics are there and when are they on?Haematology Clinics are held on Monday and Tuesday afternoon in the Out-patients Department from 14.00 – 17.00.
Coagulation clinics are held on Friday mornings in the Out-patients Department from 9.00 – 13.00.
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How do I get to the clinic?
University Hospital Galway is located on Newcastle Road, Galway.
What facilities are in the hospital?There is a Coffee shop and an ATM machine in the front lobby of the hospital. Back to top ^
Is it possible to visit the clinic and/or meet the staff before my first visit?Different consultant clinics take place in the Outpatient’s Department every day so it is not possible to visit before your clinic appointment.
We have a Daffodil Centre on site in the hospital. Here, you can speak to a trained member of staff or drop in to collect leaflets or other information. Also, if you have any questions or concerns you can contact the Haematology liaison nurses whose telephone contact number can be obtained on your appointment letter.
Your appointments letters are often accompanied with information leaflets about procedures, diagnosis, treatments etc.Back to top ^
What will happen and who will I see on my first visit?
- On your first visit you will have a consultation with one of the haematology team, which consists of a Senior House Officer (SHO), a Registrar or a Consultant.
- Following this consultation you may undergo a review by the Clinical Nurse Specialist or you may be seen by the Haematology Liaison Nurse.
Will the new hospital have all my notes?We may not always have your notes when reviewing you in clinic. We will be able to obtain whatever information we require by writing to your GP (General Practitioner) or by requesting information from other hospitals if needs be.Back to top ^
How often will I need to attend the clinic?
The regularity of attendance at the clinic depends on your diagnosis. The doctor or nurse looking after you will advise you when you need to come back for review and what your likely appointment schedule might be. (Attendance at the clinic may be 3-6 monthly)Back to top ^
Will I see the same staff at each visit?
Our junior staff change all the time as occurs in all teaching hospitals but you will usually stay under the same consultant ensuring continuity of care.Back to top ^
On a typical day, how long will my visit to the clinic last?
You are attending a haematology clinic and so we need your blood results before we see you. We require that bloods tests are carried out 3 hours prior to your appointment time so that your results are available when you are seen in the clinic. You don’t need to stay in the hospital while waiting for your blood results, but you do need to come to clinic at your scheduled appointment time. This process takes 3-5 hours in total.Back to top ^
How are appointments scheduled and rescheduled?
Any required return attendance visits at the clinic are booked following the 1st consultation. A letter is sent to your address to confirm times and dates. Also, a clinic attendance reminder text is sent to your mobile phone closer to the appointment date. Please ensure to give your mobile phone number to the appointments desk at check-in.Back to top ^
If I have questions about the transition, who should I contact and how?
The clinical nurse specialist assigned to your treating consultant will be the point of contact for all queries.Back to top ^