What we do
We investigate and treat children with general blood (haematological) problems such as anaemia, or abnormal bruising or bleeding. We also support children who attend King’s Paediatric Liver Unit and those on the Neonatal and Paediatric Neurosurgical units who may have blood problems.
In addition, our team looks after children with sickle cell anaemia and other haemoglobin (red blood cell) disorders and those being treated for cancer and leukaemia (blood cancer).
Third floor, Hambleden Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
- Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3773
Patient information leaflets
|Bone marrow biopsy||35 KB|
|Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (favism or G6PD deficiency)||181 KB|
|How to manage your sickle cell pain in hospital (for children and young people)||375 KB|
Conditions we treat
We provide a service for children with general haematological problems such as anaemia, neutropenia or thrombocytopenia, red cell disorders including haemolytic anaemias, aplastic anaemia and abnormal bruising or bleeding. We also offer haematological support and advice for children attending the Paediatric Liver Unit and those on the Neonatal and Paediatric Neurosurgical units who may also have blood disorders.
The team also looks after patients with sickle cell anaemia and other haemoglobin disorders (see Paediatric sickle cell and thalassaemia) and children being treated for malignancy (see Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit).
Booking a patient at King’s
GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.
Other ways to refer
Other healthcare professionals can email routine referrals to [email protected]
To make an urgent referral, use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.
For emergency referrals during working hours, contact the Paediatric Haematology Secretary on 020 3299 3773. Outside working hours, contact the on-call Paediatric Specialist Registrar via King’s main switchboard on 020 3299 9000 if a child is likely to need admission for investigation and treatment.
Please note: if a child is being referred for suspected malignancy they should be discussed the same day (see Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit). Out of hours or if unwell, contact the on-call Paediatric Specialist Registrar.
Key Clinical Staff
|Dr Subarna Chakravorty||Consultant|
|Dr Moira Dick||Consultant Community Paediatrician|
|Dr Sue Height||Consultant Paediatric Haematologist|
|Miss Brittney Hillaire||General Haematology CNS|
|Dr David Rees||Consultant Paediatric Haematologist|