Oncology & Haematology Day Unit
The Oncology & Haematology Day Unit is a six bed unit, including an isolation room and a treatment room which has the capacity to perform intrathecal chemotherapy and bone marrow aspirates.
The unit also provides outpatient services for new patients and follow up appointments for both oncology and haematology patients.
Built specifically with the comfort of children in mind, the unit is fitted out with multiple televisions, DVD players and game consoles.
CHANGES TO VISITING THE DAY UNIT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC - Oncology/Haematology visiting rules during COVID-19.
Services we provide
The unit provides speciality services; however should a patient on current treatment be generally unwell they can access the day unit.
- Blood Transfusions
- Platelet Transfusions
- Factor for Haemophiliac patients
- Intragam infusion and other blood products
- Antibiotic infusion
- Oral contrast (prior to MRI)
- Cannula insertion (for nuclear medicine tests)
- Access ports for blood collection
- Central venous line dressings
- Portacath flushing
Preparing for treatment
When preparing for treatment please be honest with your child about what to expect during their appointment.
Prior to visiting it is important to remember:
Place EMLA cream or angel cream on the portacath one hour prior to visiting (this is only relevant for those with such equipment)
You can also bring:
- Your own food
- Comfortable clothes
- A favourite toy or game
Visiting the Day Unit
Upon arrival at the hospital please see the receptionist in the Oncology & Haematology Day Unit.
Patients receiving treatment will be taken into the treatment area where their height, weight and vital signs are measured. They will then proceed to the treatment room where they will be accessed or have a cannula inserted. Bloods will be taken and sent to pathology. The patient will then wait for the results before treatment begins. This may take some time.
Patients attending clinic appointments will be taken into the treatment area to have their height, weight and vital signs taken before returning to the waiting area. You will be then be called by your primary doctor for your clinic appointment.
Ph: (02)49 855180
Ph: (02)49 855456