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Sickle Cell


If you have Sickle Cell there are lots of people around to support you, both with the management of your condition and also the impact that this has on how you feel or decisions that you need to make about what you want to do in life.

The paediatric team will support you as you start to think about these and includes doctors, clinical nurse specialists, a Family Support Worker and alongside this a psychologist. There is a clinical psychologist in the team because it is recognised that having Sickle Cell can be stressful, worrying, get you down and at times be frustrating. All of these feelings are normal and not everyone will need or want to see a psychologist. Please speak to your team if you think seeing a psychologist could be beneficial.

You can contact the children's Haematology team on 0117 3428721 or 0117 3428145 on weekdays. If you need support at night or weekends you can contact the Emergency Department on 0117 3428666 for advice and to let them know you need to attend.

When you are ready and move to the adult Haematology team you will meet members of the adult team, these include doctors and clinical nurse specialists. If you need to contact the team then during the week you can phone 0117 3421863 at night and weekends contact 0117 3421862. You can also contact the team through the main hospital number 0117 9230000.

Alongside the support of the team there are organisations that you may find helpful. You can find out more on the links below: