Haematology admission criteria
This is a list of patient diagnoses admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by our Haematology team, the timeframe in which they should be treated and their estimated length of stay (LoS).
Health professionals are reminded that this information is for guidance only.
Children with the following diagnoses are considered an emergency and should be transferred to GOSH within hours from receipt of referral.
|Haemophilia (for emergency procedure or life/limb threatening bleed)||4-5 days|
|High count leukaemic||Determined by treatment protocol|
Children with the following diagnoses should be transferred to GOSH within days from receipt of referral.
|Haemophilia (with unresolved line sepsis requiring emergency removal)||4-5 days|
|Leukaemia||Determined by treatment protocol|
Children with the following diagnoses should be referred to GOSH via the non-emergency pathway.
|Haemophilia (non-urgent port insertion)||4-5 days|
|Sickle Cell Disease (for procedure)||Determined by treatment protocol|
Unlikely to admit
Blood transfusion - standard first line supportive therapy.
Reviewed by Josie Dorney, Service Manager BCC, June 2021