Haematology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of blood and blood diseases and disorders.

Services include inpatient (ward) and outpatient (clinic or community based) care of patients with malignant and non-malignant haematological conditions. Malignant conditions include acute leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma and the management includes autologous stem cell transplantation.


Haematology is part of Waikato Hospital's Oncology/Haematology services cluster. It provides 

  • inpatient services
  • clinics
  • outreach clinics to the extended Waikato, Bay of Plenty and the Lakes district health board areas
  • haematology laboratory (Waikato Hospital)

Haematology is supported by a transfusion service with a full time transfusion director. 


Waikato Hospital, Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Pembroke Street, Hamilton

  • Ward M5, Level 5 Menzies Building
  • Haematology Clinic, Reception I, Level 3, Meade Clinical Centre

Contact information

Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments

Referral information

Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs) or other health specialists including Emergency Department doctors.

Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at the Haematology Clinic.