The WWL Way
Telephone: 01942 244 000


The Haematology department is concerned with the morphology and physiology of blood, using automated instruments to count blood cells and determine haemoglobin levels, which aids the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as anaemia and leukaemia. Blood smears are made of abnormal counts to examine the cell types and the appearance of the blood by microscopy to help to diagnose illness or the progression of treatment. White blood cells are identified and classified to aid diagnosis of leukaemia.

Another important area is the study of abnormalities of blood coagulation. Coagulation (blood clotting) measures the ability of the blood to clot, either as a check before surgery, patients who have unexplained bleeds, or monitoring patients on anticoagulants like warfarin & heparin.

Contact Details:
Haematology Department
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Wigan Lane

Telephone: 01942 822146