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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Haematology oncology unit

Part of the Dorset Cancer Network

As part of the Dorset Cancer Network, the Trust’s Haematology Oncology Unit based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, provides non-surgical treatment for Cancer and treatment for non-malignant Haematological (Blood) Disorders. Radiotherapy facilities for the Dorset Healthcare District are based at Poole Hospital.


Inpatients are treated on Ward 11, which has two Bone Marrow Transplant Suites and a five-bed isolation unit; the ward has a total of 19 beds. On this ward appropriately trained staff care for patients during the acute stages of their illness.

Day Care

Day care treatments are provided on Ward 10, which is open Monday-Saturday, 8am - 6pm

The following treatments are provided in this area

  • Administration of Chemotherapy
  • Blood and Platelet Transfusions
  • Venesections
  • Drug Administrations
  • Bone Marrow Aspirations
  • Stem Cell Collections and Plasma Exchanges
  • Blood Tests and reviews by Medical Staff and Specialist Nurses

For more information on Day Care services please click here.


The unit has specialist nurses who, for specifically identified patients, will provide treatments in their home environment. These include:

  • Haematology Nurse Specialist
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Specialist
  • Oncology Nurse Specialist

For more information on Homecare services please click here.

Palliative care

Palliative Care is provided on the Haematology Oncology Unit in conjunction with the patients General Practitioner and Community Services. Appropriate care is organised and administered according to the needs and wishes of the patient, with some patients being referred to the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch

For more information on Palliative Care services please click here.

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