The Haematology Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was gifted a smart TV today by The Myeloma Lymphoma And Leukaemia Foundation (MLLF).
Members of the MLLF and the Haematology clinics came together when the clinic received the set. MLLF president Hyacinth Grimes said the TV would not only offer entertainment, but act as an educational tool.
“We as an organization also have [an] educational programme which we would like to have our patients see,” Grimes added, hoping they would be able to understand the nature of their diseases while
Consultant haematologist, oncologist and head of the Haematology Department, Theresa Laurent, expressed her gratitude to the MLLF, acknowledging their close relationship throughout the years via donations of medicine and counselling of patients.
The department attends to methodological disorders like those causing anaemia, malignancies and blood transfusions. The clinics accommodate patients with varying diseases three days a week; approximately ten blood transfers occur weekly among the three clinics.
Patients with malignancies, or cancerous growths such as multiple myelomas and non-Hodgkin lymphomas are dealt with on Tuesdays. Patients on coagulation drugs, namely Warfarin, are treated on Wednesdays. Fridays cater to children, as well as those with benign (non-cancerous) diseases like sickle cell anaemia.
Laurent, who said she would like to see an improvement in the physical structure of the clinic, appealed to the public for donations of chemotherapy pumps.