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Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre

Haemophilia services

Welcome to the Haemophilia Centre

We are a specialist centre concerned with the diagnosis and management and treatment of patients with Haemophilia and other bleeding disorders within the Kent and East Sussex area. We are a Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre (HCCC), which means that in addition to the Haemophilia Consultants, we also have specialist haemophilia nurses, including a paediatric haemophilia nurse, and specialist haemophilia physiotherapists. We also provide a specialist coagulation laboratory service.

We also offer an anticoagulant monitoring service for patients on warfarin in the East Kent area. Please note that we do not provide an acute thrombosis diagnostic service - these patients need to be referred via the DVT/PE pathways to Ambulatory care or A&E. After a blood clot has been confirmed, patients may be referred to the Haemophilia and Thrombosis centre for advice about duration of anti-coagulation.

Haemophilia emergency information

If you have had a blood clot (Thrombosis patients)

If you are worried or have new symptoms relating to a blood clot, such as leg pain and swelling, please arrange to see your GP to be referred to a DVT clinic or present to your local A&E. If you are experiencing chest pains or shortness of breath, call 999 or attend your nearest A&E.

If you are on an anticoagulant, please present to A&E if you have sustained a head injury, major trauma or bleeding is not stopping despite initial first aid measures. If you sustain a minor injury, or nosebleed that lasts more than 15mins, then please contact 111 or attend your local minor injuries unit. If you have unexplained bruising, then please seek advice from your GP.

If you have had a bleeding disorder (Haemophilia patients)

Out of hours emergency number for urgent clinical issues: 

01227 783190 

Ask for the operator and ask to speak to the Consultant or Registrar on call for haemophilia.

Monday to Fridays (excluding Bank Holidays) 8.30am - 5.00pm:

01227 783166

Contact information 

Non-urgent and routine enquiries

If your enquiry isn't an emergency and you'd like to make an appointment with us call 01227 783157 or email 
ekh-tr.haemophilia@nhs.net

For any routine enquiries we will aim to respond by the end of the following working day.   

Patient Transport

To book patient transport to the Haemophilia centre call 0800 096 0211
Enter option 1 
for making a booking
Enter option 2 for cancelling

Where to find us 

Kent Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre
Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Ethelbert Road
Canterbury
Kent

The Haemophilia Centre is a self-contained unit located behind car park 3. The entrance is just off this car park with a ramp for disabled access.  

Please note: To get to the Haemophilia centre at Canterbury, please do not enter the Main Reception of the hospital. If you are facing the hospital, the Haemophilia centre is to the left of the Main reception and can be accessed from the car park only.

Below is a close-up of the hospital map which highlights a close-up of the car park (3) to head to for the Haemophilia centre.

To download the full hospital map click here.

Haemophilia Centre Car Park image
Haemophilia Centre Front Entrance
Map of Haemophilia Centre

How to get here

Rail: the nearest train station is Canterbury East, which is on the Dover to London Victoria line. It is a 15 minute walk from the hospital and a short walk from the bus station. Canterbury West is on the Ramsgate to Ashford line. It is a 20 minute walk from the hospital and short bus ride from the bus station.

Bus: Route number 25 and 25A run from Canterbury bus centre to the hospital. It is a 15 minute walk from the bus station in Canterbury to the hospital.

Parking: Parking is free for first 20 minutes. Charges are clearly displayed in the Parking kiosks. There is a Maximum charge per day. Weekly tickets are available.

Disabled parking is available outside the main outpatients building. There is a charge of £2 all day. If there are any issues around parking or accessing the Centre please don’t hesitate to speak to any of the staff.

WiFi: we do have a limited wifi service within the trust and can be accessed by searching networks and login into EK-Hospital-Free-Internet. The password is hospital you will be asked to provide an e-mail address and accept the terms of use given.

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