We treat babies and children with bleeding disorders, thrombosis and other blood conditions. For information about getting or making a referral to this service see our referrals page.
Children’s haemophilia centre
We provide care for children with inherited bleeding disorders. We look after children with:
- haemophilia A
- haemophilia B
- von Willebrand disease
- other factor deficiencies and platelet function disorders.
We are the hub of the South London Paediatric Haemophilia Network with access to other specialist children's services.
We offer diagnosis, supported by specialist clinical and laboratory expertise.
Our haemophilia and haematology clinical team includes specialist children's haemophilia nurses, a physiotherapist and children's haematologists. A fully accredited laboratory is available round the clock and includes the molecular genetics laboratory specialising in genetic testing for haemostatic disorders.
Children with confirmed bleeding disorders are assessed and treated by a broad team working closely with community and school services.
Our specialist psychologist works with teenagers to support their transition into the adult haemophilia service. The child and adult haemophilia centres are on the same hospital site, which allows us to support patients with inherited bleeding disorders from the womb through birth, childhood and adulthood.
Children’s thrombosis and general haematology
We care for babies and children with thrombosis with other specialist teams.
Our anticoagulation service supports local children with the management of blood clotting conditions. It also provides an advisory service for those under the care of other local hospitals.
Our haematology team treats children with a wide range of general haematological disorders including idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), neutropenia and anaemia.