Who are the Macmillan haematology nurse specialists?
We are a team of four Haematology nurse specialists based at The Royal Sussex County Hospital. Each of us acts as the keyworker for particular diseases but all work as part of the haematology multidisciplinary team.
Acting as your key worker, we are able to provide support and information to all patients and their families, with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of a haematological cancer or haematological diagnosis.
This may be information about the disease, its treatment, financial or emotional matters. We can also suggest other useful sources of help and support.
The Haematology nurse specialists are part of a team of healthcare professionals who specialise in the different aspects of your care. This team has a weekly team meeting to present all new cases. Consultant haematologists, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and nurses discuss each case to make the diagnosis and plan your treatment.
The team also uses this meeting to discuss response to treatment. If you would like a copy of any letter written about your treatment, please ask your nurse specialist.
We also have a Macmillan Support Worker in our team who can provide information and (non-medical) advice and support. This may include assistance with appointments’ and investigations and liaising with other health and social care professionals on your behalf. She can also make referrals to other services both in the hospital and in the community.
Please feel free to contact us at any time during our normal working hours, either via telephone or email. If we are unavailable at the time leave a message, and we will call you back as soon as possible. We aim to get back to you the same day but will sometimes be the next working day.
Even if you think your problem is trivial, it usually helps to talk to someone who understands your diagnosis.
Macmillan haematology Nurse Specialists contact details
01273 696955 Ext. 63807
Nicola Bateup [email protected]
Myeloma, CNS: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Diane Fitzgerald [email protected]
Acute leukaemia, CML, MDS, MPD, MF, Aplastic anaemia, CNS: Tuesday to Friday
Claire Rouen [email protected]
Lymphoma: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Kat Chamberlain [email protected]
CLL, lymphoma, ET and PRV: Wednesday to Friday
The lymphoma support team can be contacted on: [email protected]
Other useful phone numbers
- Haematology day unit (Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm): 01273 696955, extension 67413
- Haematology ward (out of hours): 01273 696955, extension 64771
- Haematology secretaries: 01273 696955, extension 64658
- Sussex Cancer Centre Chemotherapy unit: 01273 696955, extension 64799
- Sussex Cancer Centre main reception: 01273 696955, extension 64324
- PET CT Appointments: 01273 696955, extension 64572
- CT appointments: 01273 696955, extension 64926
- Pharm@Sea: 01273 523257
- Macmillan Helpline: 0808 808 0000
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information here is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.