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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Haematology

Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Haemophilia and thrombosis patient information

March 2020 - COVID-19 update

Our Haemophilia Services are being adapted to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus to patients, and to allow staff to support the Trust's overall emergency response if needed.

We aim always to have sufficient specialised staff to support urgent care for all our patients with bleeding disorders. Please telephone us if you have a bleed or another concern related to your bleeding disorder.

Adult Haemophilia Service

We are converting all face to face clinic appointments to telephone appointments except in exceptional circumstances.

We will telephone you the same morning, and at approximately the same time, as your previously scheduled appointment.

We will update you when the service returns to usual clinic appointments.

Children's Haemophilia Service, Oxford Children's Hospital

We are converting any routine follow-up appointments where no bloods are required to telephone clinics. If you are due bloods then currently we will still see you as planned if you and those in your household remain well.

Children with central lines who develop a temperature will still need to attend their local hospital for review and blood cultures. Parents should call ahead to their local hospital so that they know where they should attend due to current enhanced screening of patients with temperatures.

Please do not come to the hospital if you have respiratory symptoms or should be in isolation based on Government advice because of potential exposure to coronavirus.

Please telephone us if you have a bleed and we will be able to advise you over the phone; if following phone assessment, you require medical review we will direct you to the most appropriate place to be seen.

Delivery of medicines

NCHA Guidance on Doorstep Delivery Procedure Changes for Clinical and Medicines Homecare Services (pdf, 174 KB)

Healthcare at Home

Message from Healthcare at Home - delivery service for factor concentrates or Hemlibra (pdf, 201 KB)

Visitors

COVID-19 - new rules on visitors to our hospitals

Haemophilia

Newsletter

Blood Matters - Oxford Adult and Children's Haemophilia Centre newsletter: Issue 6 April 2020 (pdf, 866 KB)

England Infected Blood Support Scheme

England Infected Blood Support Scheme - www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

We support people historically infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV from NHS blood or blood products. We also help families, civil or long-term partners after the death of someone infected.

If you have any queries about the England Infected Blood Support Scheme (EIBSS), you can contact us:

Email: nhsbsa.eibss@nhs.net

Tel: 0300 330 1294 Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

You can write to us at:

EIBSS
NHS Business Services Authority
Bridge House
152 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6SN

Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre

Tel: 01865 225316

Healthcare at Home

Service and delivery information

Delivery days according to postcode

  • GL and HP deliveries on a Tuesday, Tuesday Evening and Friday
  • MK deliveries on a Monday Evening, Wednesday and Friday
  • NN deliveries on a Monday, Wednesday, Wednesday Evening and Thursday
  • OX deliveries on a Tuesday, Tuesday Evening and a Friday
  • RG and SL deliveries on a Tuesday, Friday and Friday evening

You will receive a two hour delivery window by text message and can track your delivery on the day it's due via the HaH website:

www.hah.co.uk/patients/patient-treatment-tracker

The day before, you can get a one hour window.

Thrombosis resources

We have an information booklet for patients taking oral vitamin K antagonists (e.g. Warfarin). Please ask for a copy when you start your anticoagulant therapy.

Important information for patients on anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (pdf)

We also have leaflet for patients who:

  • are referred to the DVT Clinic
  • have been diagnosed with a DVT
  • have a thrombus (clot)
  • need Vitamin K (Phytomenadione)
  • have a leg in a certain position because of a plaster cast or appliance and are in danger of developing a clot.

Please see our 'Patient leaflets' page for the full A-Z of our patient leaflets