Clinical Haematology at Queen Elizabeth

The MacMillan Brook Unit combines a chemotherapy service with a blood transfusion service.

Chemotherapy is delivered to inpatients on a specialist ward at QEH and to outpatients in the Chemotherapy Day Unit. Supportive therapy ie. blood transfusions are also provided by the unit.

Clinical haematology is the diagnosis and management of a wide range of blood, bone marrow, lymph node and spleen disorders.  This ranges from benign disorders through to haematological malignancies requiring chemotherapy.


Services are provided on the MacMillan Brook Unit which is located towards the west entrance of the main hospital site. The chemotherapy day unit is open 8.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

Ward 21 for inpatients also includes 2 beds for day patients eg. blood transfusions.

Contact details

Appointments/Receptionist: T: 0208 836 5054

Chemotherapy Day Unit: T: 020 8836 5310

Ward 21: T: 020 8836 5317

What conditions does the department treat?

We treat a number of conditions including:

  • Leukaemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Urological cancer
  • Upper GI cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Haemaglobinopathy
  • Anaemia
  • Myeloproliferative diseases

What services do we provide?

The unit provides oncology services for outpatients, as well as bone marrow investigations, systemic anti -cancer therapies, acute oncology, and a 24 hour advice line for patients receiving treatment.  Patients can also access a Macmillan Financial Benefits advice clinic held on site.

Who are the services for?

The department treats all those requiring treatment who are over 16.

How can you get a referral?

Referrals are accepted from all GPs, from the Emergency Department directly, via the 2 week wait office and from a consultant.

Key Staff

Haematology Consultants

  • Dr Nic Ketley
  • Dr Sara Smith-Stuart:
  • Dr Ana Duran
  • Rachel Benson

Medical Oncologists

  • Dr Hartmut Kristeleit (Breast and Acute Oncology)
  • Dr Nick Maisey (GI)

Clinical Oncologists

  • Dr Simon Hughes (Urology)
  • Dr Shahreen Ahmad (Lung and Breast)
  • Dr Andy Gaya (GI)