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Haematology

The Haematology Service at Sengkang General Hospital provides specialist consultation and treatment for various haematological disorders. Our team of haematologist are committed to providing the best for patients in diagnosing and treating malignant and non-malignant haematological diseases.

Haematology is an area of medicine that deals with the cause, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood. If your GP or primary care physician has referred you to the haematology service at Sengkang General Hospital, it may be because you are at risk for a condition involving your blood cells. Haematological tests can help diagnose anaemia, blood-clotting disorders, and various blood cancers.

Our team of haematologists have extensive experience treating patients with all degrees of blood conditions, from those that do not require treatment to those that require long-term treatment.

Multidisciplinary Patient Care

At SKH, each patient’s care is directed by our haematologists supported by a multidisciplinary team of specialised physicians and nursing staff, as well as a full range of support services, including social workers, pharmacists and dietitians.

Among the many distinguishing factors of the SKH Haematology service is our location within SKH Medical Centre, which allows for a seamless transition of care in the event that other services and/or specialists are needed. We offer follow-up and referral within SKH Medical Centre on all haematological conditions.

Our Clinical Services

The Haematology service provides inpatient and outpatient services for a wide variety of blood diseases, including:

General Haematology

  • Nutritional anaemia
  • Autoimmune haematological disorders such as autoimmune hemolytic anaemia and immune thrombocytopenia
  • Primary and secondary bone marrow failure

Coagulation

  • Acquired bleeding disorders such as acquired clotting factor deficiency and platelet disorders (Inherited hemophilia service is not available at Sengkang General Hospital)
  • Venous thromboembolism such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Haemato-oncology

  • Lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome

Our Clinics

Haematology Clinic

Our clinic is run by haematologists who provide care and management to patients with general haematological disorders, coagulation disorders and haematological malignancies.

Anticoagulation Clinic

A team of specially trained pharmacists runs the clinic, which is meant to monitor patients on anticoagulants such as warfarin.

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Haematology Conditions We Treat

Our team of haematology doctors and specialists at SKH are adept at diagnosing and treating the following conditions:

  • Acquired and congenital anemia and other cytopenias
    • Such as nutritional and hemolytic anaemia, Immune thrombocytopenia)
  • Acquired Bleeding disorders
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Myeloprolierative neoplasms
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
 

Haematology Treatments Offered

All medical care and treatments delivered at Sengkang General Hospital are tailored to suit the patient’s needs and medical conditions. Some of the medical treatments offered by our haematology department include:

  • Bone marrow aspirate and trephine biopsy
  • Blood transfusion (outpatient or day ward)
  • Treatment for autoimmune haematological disorders
  • Oral chemotherapy for selected haematological malignancies

FAQs

What are some common blood disorders and diseases?

Many different blood diseases can be diagnosed and treated by our haematology team. Some of these are non-cancerous, and others are types of blood cancer. Some common examples of blood disorders include anaemia, blood clots (thromboembolism), and various blood cancers.

When does one need to consult a haematologist?

It is essential always to keep an eye on your health. If you or your loved one are experiencing recurring or commonly seen symptoms of blood disorders, you must consider consulting with a haematologist.

What are some the symptoms to look out for?

Certain symptoms may point to more severe conditions that might require the expertise of the haematology department, be on the lookout for the following signs:

  • Blood blisters in the mouth
  • Blood clots in limbs causing swelling, redness, warmth in the leg or shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired or breathless
  • Increased or more frequent infections
  • Pain in the bones
  • Paleness

Why should you consider the haematology department at Sengkang General Hospital?

All members of our haematology service here at Sengkang General Hospital are highly trained and experienced in helping patients with diagnosis, treatment, and care. Our haematologist are committed to providing treatment and management plan for various blood diseases.

 

Our Care Team

An accurate diagnosis is crucial to developing a successful treatment plan. Our team of haematologists at SKH are known for their sub-specialised expertise in the diagnosis of blood.

 

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