Haematology in Lewisham

The Haematology department provides a broad range of laboratory and clinical services to meet the needs of the local population.

The laboratory services are fully CPA accredited for Haematology and Immunology. Clinical Services Include BCSH Level 2 provision for haemato-oncology,  sickle cell , and haemophilia.

The Haemophilia Centre  forms part of the recently reconfigured South London Network for Provision of Services for patients with  inherited bleeding disorders. It provides clinical, nursing, laboratory and social support  for this group of patients.


Inpatients are located on the medical wards, mainly Laurel, and Day Cases in Suite 8. The Haemophilia Centre is co-located with the Laboratory, and clinics are held in suites 2, 4 and 8 as well as in the Haemophilia Centre. (Lewisham Hospital

Who is the service for?

All patients aged over 16 years.

What conditions are treated?

  • All haematological malignancies up to induction of acute leukaemia but excluding bone marrow transplantation
  • Sickle cell disease and thalassaemias
  • Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • General Haematology (anaemias, other cytopenias, haematinic deficiencies, etc)

What services are offered?

  • Laboratory services
  • Chemotherapy service including intra-thecal
  • Anticoagulant service
  • Thrombosis service
  • Transfusion service
  • Referral and liaison services to all other departments and GPs
  • Teaching and training
  • Round the clock clinical and laboratory on-call service

How can you get a referral?

Patients can be referred by their general practitioner (GP) or healthcare provider.

Why choose the Lewisham Haematology Service?

  • Staff are highly experienced, helpful and have excellent relationships with patients. They have a ‘can do’ attitude and are multi-skilled.
  • Excellent track record of success in external inspections


Key Staff

  • Dr Naheed Mir, Consultant Haematologist (Head of Department)
  • Dr Murugaiyan Thanigaikumar , Consultant Haematologist
  • Dr Tullie Yeghen, Consultant Haematologist
  • Dr Renuka Boniface, Specialty Doctor

Information for Primary Care Teams

The document in the link below provides information about the sickle cell and thalassaemia service for adults and young people aged 16 or more within LGT and local Communities:

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Service for Adults and Young People aged 16 or more within LGT and local.pdf [pdf] 83KB